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Iran Condemns Saudi Airstrikes on Yemeni Refugee Camp

1 April 2015 10:30


Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the Saudi airstrikes on a Yemeni refugee camp on Monday that killed tens of civilians and injured many more, and called for immediate halt to foreign military aggression against the Muslim state.
Afkham’s remarks came after Saudi warplanes pounded a camp for displaced people in Yemen, and left more than 45 people dead and 250 others injured.

“Iran condemns the airstrikes on the refugee camp in Yemen which resulted in the death of a number of innocent people,” Afkham said on Tuesday.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman expressed condolence and sympathy for the bereaved families of the victims of the Saudi airstrikes, and said, “Such actions are a violation of Yemen’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

Afkham, meantime, demanded immediate halt to the foreign military operations in Yemen, and called on the international bodies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to fulfill their moral and humanitarian duties for supplying immediate aid and assistance to the war-ravaged nation.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman reiterated that military action does not help resolve the problems, and only makes them more complicated.

She called on all political parties and social current to return to the negotiating table based on the agreements reached so far.

Yemen has been the target of military aggression by a Saudi-led coalition since Thursday. More than 126 civilians, mainly women and children, have been killed and hundreds more have been injured in the attacks.

On Tuesday morning, Iran sent a cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid, including medical equipment, to Yemen.

Head of Iran Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Relief and Rescue Organization Nasser Charkhsaz told reporters that 19 tons of medicines and medical equipment was sent to Yemen.

He said the four consignments sent before included a total 50 tons of relief, medical, treatment, and consumer items.

Charkhsaz added that more humanitarian aids will be sent to Yemen if that country demands for more help.

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