SHAFAQNA – In meeting with Dr Sayyed Amir-Mohsen Ziaei, the president of Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi-Golpaygani reminded that a large number of innocent people are being massacred in Yemen on daily basis due to the Saudi-led aggression on the war-torn Arab nation.
The revered source of emulation said that human rights organizations have been completely silent about this matter and have not even brought attention to the issue of Yemen while they claim to be champions of democracy and human rights. “In reality, they are only concerned with their political interests,” he said.
His Eminence added that human life has no value for them and all their claims about defending human rights and democracy are lies.
In regard to the “Rescue” aid ship that Iran’s Red Crescent Society has dispatched to Iran, Ayatollah Safi-Golpaygani stated that this ship is a source of pride for Iran.
A group of humanitarian aid workers, medical technicians, and peace activists from the US, France, and Germany along with journalists and physicians from Iran is setting sail for war-torn Yemen on the ship.
Ayatollah Safi-Golpaygani said that everyone should realize that the statements of Western countries concerning supporting other nations are complete lies and added that given the current situation of the world, we must think about supporting the oppressed and downtrodden people throughout the world.
He added that Islamic Republic of Iran is the first line of support and the greatest supporter of the oppressed people of Yemen and stressed that Iran must support them with all its power.
He added that with the support of Iran’s Red Crescent Society, we can reveal the scandals of the West and humiliate them.
His Eminence added that the efforts of Iran’s Red Crescent Society in defence of the oppressed people of Yemen are appreciable, especially for Shi’a Muslims, and stressed that these honourable efforts must continue. In conclusion, Ayatollah Safi-Golpaygani stated that the situation in Yemen is “disastrous” and said that we must defend of the Yemeni people, asking: “How can Western countries claim to the support human rights but in this situation [in Yemen], remain silent?”
The Representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in the Red Crescent Society, Hujjat al-Islam Abdol-Hoseyn Ma’zi, as well as members of the deputy council of the Red Crescent Society also attended the meeting with Ayatollah Safi-Golpaygani.