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Al Saud trying failed Western policies in Yemen: Iran official

28 April 2015 19:20


The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) says the Al Saud regime has resorted to the West’s already failed policies in the Middle East as Riyadh presses ahead with its military aggression against Yemen.

The remarks by Ali Shamkhani came on Tuesday after al-Masirah TV showed Yemeni people holding leaflets dropped by the Saudi bombers on which it was written, “Our Yemeni brothers, we are with you and not against you.”

Such a move by Saudi Arabia is the repetition of the failed Western doctrine and shows the aging mind of Riyadh’s politicians, added the senior Iranian official.

Shamkhani rejected as unreal the content of the notes dropped by Saudi aircraft to Yemenis, saying such a move is aimed at spreading fear in the neighboring Arab nation.

Saudi Arabia launched its air campaign against Yemen on March 26 – without a United Nations mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

The air campaign started amid the gains by Yemeni popular committees, backed by Ansarullah fighters, against al-Qaeda.

On April 21, Riyadh announced the end of the first phase of its military operation, which has left over 1,000 people dead so far, but airstrikes have continued with Saudi bombers targeting different areas across the country in a new phase.

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