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Petitioners at Tehran book fair urge end to Saudi Yemen war

16 May 2015 12:02

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Visitors to the 28th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) have been signing a petition in condemnation of the deadly Saudi aggression against Yemen.

The signatories at the TIBF, with more than 300 thousand visitors a day, are demanding an immediate end to Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against the impoverished people of Yemen, in the so-far-30-meter-long petition which is addressed to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The petitioners, including distinguished religious and political figures, are urging the world body to take immediate action to halt Saudi Arabia’s brutal attacks on Yemen.

Meanwhile, over 4,360 signatories to an online petition by Press TV had signed the “Stop Saudi Invasion of Yemen” petition, on the global platform by Saturday morning, calling on the Saudi regime to stop its brutal attacks on war-torn Yemen.

Smoke billows from buildings following a Saudi airstrike in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on May 11, 2015. ©AFP 


People from around the globe participated in the campaign, voicing their anger at the Saudi aggression and condemning its partnership with the United States and Israel against Muslims across the world.

Riyadh has also come under fire for blocking humanitarian aid to Yemen amid a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country, as well as violating a five-day ceasefire in its military air campaign against Yemen, which took effect on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a close ally of Riyadh.

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