US Shamelessly Supporting Massacre of Yemeni People;“Shameless”: Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed S. Khamanei
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called Saudi Arabia’s ongoing aggression against Yemen as unjustifiable, saying that the United States is “shamelessly” backing the atrocities of Saudi Arabia against its impoverished southern neighbor.
Leader Warns Aggressors of Harsh Consequences of Encounter with Iran, Also.Supreme Leader reaffirmed on Wednesday that the Iranian nation will not let any possible act of aggression against the country go unanswered.
“The Americans are supporting the massacre of the Yemeni people without any shame, but they accuse Iran”
“The Saudi government is busy killing innocent people and women and children in Yemen without any justification and only under the pretext that the Yemeni people do not accept a so-and-so person as the president, and the Americans are also supporting this monstrous crime” Ayatollah Khamenei said Wednesday while addressing a gathering of teachers in Tehran.
Ayatollah Khamenei further described the US government as the most “disgraced government in the world,” adding that one reason for this loss of honor is the explicit US support for the Saudi aggression against Yemen.
“The Americans are supporting the massacre of the Yemeni people without any shame, but they accuse Iran, which is after (sending) medical aid and food to the Yemeni people, of interfering in this country and sending weapons,” the Leader said.
“Ayatollah Khamenei said that Iran does not approve of “negotiations under the shadow of threat.””
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Yemenis do not need weapons from Iran because they have control of all military bases in their country, adding that the most urgent need of the Yemeni people is humanitarian aid of which they have been denied due to the blockade imposed on the country.
‘No nuclear talks under threat’
Pointing to the nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), Ayatollah Khamenei said, “It is unacceptable that the other side would continuously issue threats while the negotiations are underway.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said that Iran does not approve of “negotiations under the shadow of threat.”
The Leader dismissed the recent US military threats against Iran, saying that the Islamic Republic will not leave any acts of aggression unanswered.
The Leader said he has already made it clear, even in the tenure of former US president, that “the era of hit and run has ended”, and that the Iranian nation will chase aggressors.
Ayatollah Khamenei further described as “unacceptable” the use of threats concurrent with the negotiations which is underway between Iran and international powers.
The comments came after US Secretary of State John Kerry and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said military option is still on the table regarding Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that Washington’s need for nuclear talks is not less than Tehran’s, if not more, adding that Iran wants the nuclear talks to bear fruit and the sanctions be removed.
The Leader, however, emphasized that Iran’s participation in the negotiations does not mean that the country would be unable to run its affairs if the sanctions continue.
“We want the negotiations to yield results and the sanctions to be lifted, but it does not mean that if the sanctions are not removed, we will not be able to manage the country,” the Leader stated.
The Leader also cautioned the Iranian negotiators to observe the country’s red lines in the course of the talks.
Imam Khamenei explained that the settlement of the country’s economic woes does not hinge upon the termination of sanctions alone, noting, “The economic problems should be resolved through our own prudence, will and capabilities, with or without sanctions.”
Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as the P5+1 or E3+3) are in talks to hammer out a lasting accord that would end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
On April 2, the two sides reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final deal until the end of June.
Diplomats from Iran and the EU wrapped up the latest round of negotiations in New York on Tuesday and are slated to resume the talks in Vienna on May 12 to press on with the task of drafting the comprehensive deal.