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Ex-Lebanese Minister: Saudi Aggression on Yemen Resembles zionists’ Gaza Attacks

19 April 2015 16:01


A former Lebanese minister said the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen shares many similarities with the Israeli regime’s attacks on the Palestinians in Gaza.
“The Saudi regime’s aggression against Yemen, killing the women and children and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructures is similar to the Zionist regime’s aggression against Gaza and Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia seeks to take Yemen back to decades ago,” Wiam Wahhab, also the leader of the Lebanese Towhid Movement, told FNA on Sunday.

Yet, he stressed that Riyadh and Tel Aviv share other commonalities as well, including their desire to destroy Syria, supporting the Takfiri terrorism and confronting Iran which is the most important supporter of the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance groups.

On the results of the Saudi-led military strikes against Yemen, Wahhab said, “Undoubtedly, Saudi Arabia will experience defeat and failure but it (the Saudi aggression) will exacerbate the sectarian and Takfiri crisis in the region.”

In relevant remarks on Thursday, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined that Washington and Tel Aviv were the main supporters of the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen.

“Yemen is under the criminal assaults of Saudi Arabia, the US and Israel …,” Brigadier General Dehqan said, addressing the Fourth International Security Meeting in Moscow.

He noted that the US and Israel were trying to compensate for their political and military defeats by waging proxy wars in the region.

Yet, the Iranian defense minister said that the US and “the Zionist regime” as well as their regional allies had failed to achieve their

“We are witnessing the spread of the ISIL to Afghanistan and Pakistan to join the Taliban and the Al-Qaeda that have been in those countries since many years ago,” Brigadier General Dehqan warned, demanding collective action to stop the spread and growth of terrorism in the region.

The Saudi-led coalition has been striking Yemen for 25 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 2,655 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left thousands of people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

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