01-10-2022 02:24 AM Jerusalem Timing

Iran Lashes out at US-Saudi Intervention in Yemen: Will not Resolve Crisis

Iran Lashes out at US-Saudi Intervention in Yemen: Will not Resolve Crisis

Foreign military aggression has never led to the resolution of any dispute, and the current airstrikes against Yemen won’t be an exception.

Iran's envoy to UNSC Foreign military aggression has never led to the resolution of any dispute, and the current airstrikes against Yemen won't be an exception, senior Iranian envoy to the UN said Tuesday.

Referring to allegations against Iran on Yemen, Iran's ambassador to the UN, Gholamali Khoshroo, "categorically" rejected such allegations that he stressed "are fabricated to distract attentions from the misguided and failed policies that have led to the current political and humanitarian crisis in Yemen."

"In principle, foreign military intervention has never led to the resolution of any dispute, and the current airstrikes against Yemen won't be an exception,' he said in an open letter to the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

"The bombing campaign further destabilizes Yemen and could lead to a prolonged and bloody civil war. It stokes and exacerbates the ongoing conflict in the country, and, if unchecked, will turn it into a protracted torment," the letter read.

"Tragically, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), and other extremist and terrorist groups in the region are the only beneficiary of the current destabilizing airstrikes and are poised to further benefit from the space created by the bombing to control larger territory in Yemen and turn it into an infesting breeding ground for their nefarious purposes," Khoshroo underlined.

The Iranian diplomat highlighted that the conflict in Yemen is entirely domestic issue. Nor is it sectarian, stressing that "the preposterous narratives trying to depict it as merely a battleground between Sunnis and Shiites are entirely erroneous and invented simply to advance the interests of the foreigners."

"A brief look at the recent history and societal mosaic of Yemen as well as the composition of the parties clearly demonstrate the nature of what is going on there,' Khoshroo added.

He also reiterated his country's call for "an immediate cessation of the bombing campaign and a genuine push towards a political solution" as the only responsible approach to the crisis.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported the United Nations-led efforts in restoring peace and stability in Yemen and fully abides by its strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen," Khoshroo's letter continued.

"As foreign military and terrorist attacks have deteriorated the humanitarian situation in Yemen, Iran, while doing whatever in its power to help alleviate the plight of the Yemeni people, calls on the international community, including international organizations, to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Yemen."

A coalition of 10 countries, led by the Saudi Arabia, launched three weeks ago a wide military offensive on Yemen, killing 20 civilians in one attack, wounding hundreds and causing so much destruction across the state.

Media outlets reported that Saudi Arabia has deployed "100 fighter jets, 150,000 soldiers and other navy units" for the military campaign against Yemen. It also sent 5000 takfiri terrorists to fight against the Yemeni army.

The national military - supported by the Popular Committees - has launched a wide-scale campaign in the attack-hit areas, and managed to drive al-Qaeda and ISIL terrorists out of main neighborhoods of Aden and Sanaa.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is known for training and funding takfiri groups and sending them to the conflict-hit zones in the Arab and Muslim world, including Syria, Afghanistan and now in Yemen.