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Saudis should be tried for war crimes in Yemen: Iran’s judiciary chief

7 May 2015 7:25


The Iranian judiciary chief says Saudi Arabia has committed “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” in Yemen.

According to Press TV, at a Wednesday summit with high-ranking judiciary officials in Tehran, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani voiced regret over the bombardment of the impoverished country, saying the monarchy’s measures inside Yemen amount to war crimes according to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
He said “The Saudi regime’s officials should be prosecuted at the International Criminal Courtlike Nazi criminals.”

Amoli Larijanifurther rapped the West and particularly the United States for double standard policies towards human rights, saying Yemenis are in “urgent need” of food and medicine as aid efforts are being hampered.

Last month, Saudi Arabia prevented two Iranian civilian planes from delivering medical aid and foodstuff to the war-ravaged people.
The Iranian judiciary chief expressed hope that the Yemenis would emerge as the “victors” of the Saudi war through “resistance”.

Riyadh launched its military aggression against the Arab world’s poorest country on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Saudis.

Saudi Arabia is continuing its brutal airstrikes against Yemen despite the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the impoverished country.

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