We support the right of our ally Saudi Arabia to defend itself

We support the right of our ally Saudi Arabia to defend itself

We support the right of our ally Saudi Arabia to defend itself

In a Tuesday statement, Iran's Foreign Ministry said that the Saudi rulers can not cover up their repeated defeats in Yemen by levelling accusations against others.

"The reality is that the Saudis and their allies have faced the resistance of Yemeni people and experienced a scandalous defeat in the unfair war on impoverished nation", Qasemi said. "He tried to convince me that Israel needs to attack Iran", Mofaz said, the Ynet news site reported.

The Islamic Republic, he said, wants Saudi Arabia to immediately join a peace process in Yemen and stop actions that have failed to bring peace to Yemen, but rather helped develop al-Qaeda and Daesh terror groups there.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called to "fix or nix" the deal, while U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to pull out of the agreement in May.

An explosive disguised as a rock is on display in Yemen
An explosive disguised as a rock is on display in Yemen

While Iran has backed Shia Houthi rebels, Britain has continued to supply arms to Saudi Arabia, drawing strong and sustained criticism from rights groups due to alleged war crimes committed by the Saudi-led military coalition.

Halutz's colleagues were less circumspect about the possibility of facing a nuclear Iran, but took a variety of views on how to address that possibility. Le Drian's comments came days before an official visit to France by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"It is not the first time Saudi Arabia enters into correspondence against Iran in order to cover up its defeats in Yemen, and the global community is well aware of this fact", Khoshrou was quoted as saying by Iran's state TV.

During the meeting, Guterres, who once described the Saudi war as "stupid", stressed that the Yemen crisis requires a political solution, and not just a humanitarian response.

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Saudi Arabia, which has been blamed for most civilian casualties in Yemen, is infamous for what human rights groups call "blackmailing" the United Nations to keep silent on its atrocities in Yemen.

This prompted the Saudi-led coalition to intervene militarily on March 26, 2015.

In a recent statement, Amnesty International said that U.S. and United Kingdom arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen made a "mockery" of global arms treaties and has resulted in "enormous harm" to civilians, agencies reported.

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

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