Iranians demonstrate in support of Yemen – People call on KSA to end war of aggression

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SHAFAQNA – Iranian university students will hold a protest rally on Tuesday to condemn the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen.

The University students are due to gather in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to express their anger over the Riyadh-led air strike campaign on Yemen.

In recent days, Iranian officials freuqently condemned the Saudi-led military strike against the innocent people, and called for an immediate halt to Riyadh’s military aggressions against the Yemenis.

On Friday, Iranian protesters denounced the Saudi aggression against Yemen in rallies staged after the prayers in different cities. During the rallies held in the cities of Tehran, Tabriz, Mashhad and Ardebil, the protesters chanted slogans in support of the Yemeni army and popular forces and against the Al Saud regime.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for twelve days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The 12 days of the Saudi-led aggression has killed at least 892 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late on March 25.

She added that while US forces were not taking direct military action in Yemen, Washington was establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate US military and intelligence support.

 

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