Velayati Criticizes UN Silence over Saudi Crimes in Yemen
An adviser to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Sunday lashed out at the United Nations over its inaction on the Saudi-led aggression against Yemenis, tasnimnews reports.
The UN has kept silent while Riyadh has been bombarding an innocent nation for the last four months, Ali Akbar Velayati said in the opening ceremony of the 8th Islamic Radios & TVs Union (IRTVU) summit.
Attended by 220 TV and radio channels from 35 countries, the eighth General Assembly of IRTVU started work on Sunday in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
“Even some of our friends in the international arena have remained silent, whether out of their naivety or in the hope of certain promises,” Velayati lamented.
He further stressed that the Saudi regime’s atrocities in Yemen have never been committed by anyone before.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies began to launch deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
More than 4,000 people, including many women and children, have been killed and 22,110 injured since the start of the aggression, the World Health Organization said, citing figures from Yemeni health care facilities.