News ID: 99396
Publish Date : 28 January 2022 - 21:55

TEHRAN -- Hundreds of Iranian students have rallied outside the UN office in Tehran to protest Saudi aggression of Yemen, after the kingdom carried out dozens of brutal airstrikes against the country over the week.
The protesters took to the streets on Thursday, chanting slogans against Riyadh and its allies for their brutal acts against the Yemeni people.
They included students from the University of Tehran and Yemeni students living in Iran, condemning the international community’s silence on the Saudi aggression.
The demonstrators held photos of Yemeni children killed or injured in airstrikes and chanted slogans such as “Death to America”, “Death to Al Saud”, and “Death to Israel”.
The rally came after Saudi warplanes killed more than 90 civilians in an airstrike on a temporary detention center in Sa’ada.
The overnight attack created horrific scenes, with bombed-out buildings littered with bodies and hospitals overwhelmed. Yemeni officials have called for an international investigation into the airstrikes.
On Thursday, the Iranian foreign minister’s senior aide for special political affairs condemned the Saudi-led airstrikes, calling on the United Nations and all international humanitarian organizations to take immediate actions to put end them.
Ali Asghar Khaji denounced the massacre of the Yemeni people and the extensive bombardments of Yemeni cities, civilian sites, and infrastructures by the Saudi-led coalition in a meeting with Hans Grundberg, the special envoy of the chief for for Yemen.
He said the Saudi-led coalition’s brutal actions run counter to international law.
“The United Nations and all international humanitarian organizations are urged to take immediate action to stop these inhumane crimes,” he said.
Khaji said the way out of the current situation is to lift the Saudi siege on Yemen, stop military operations, and respect the country’s independence and sovereignty.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to cooperate and work in this direction as in the past,” he added.

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