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Saudis behind biggest humanitarian disaster in Yemen

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 30, IRNA -- Saudi Arabia has brought the biggest humanitarian disaster to Yemen, said a Yemeni official, reacting to recent remarks by the Saudi foreign minister before the United Nations General Assembly about the ongoing crisis in Yemen.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Yemeni foreign ministry official said, remarks by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, addressing the UNGA meeting, about Riyadh's 13-billion-dollar aid to Yemen during the past four years 'is an attempt to deceive global community,' Yemeni media Almasirah reported on Saturday.

'They try to hide the war crime, slaughter, and destruction caused by them,' he added.

'The truth is that Saudis led an invader coalition that brought the biggest disaster throughout the history by killing tens of thousands of civilians including children and women and injuring 50,000,' he said.

'The Saudi-led invader coalition has destroyed most of the Yemeni economic infrastructure and facilities, causing 250 billion dollars of havoc so far,' the Yemeni official reiterated.

He mentioned the possible ways of putting an end to the disaster, saying, the best way for Saudis to put an end to Yemeni people's sufferings is to stop the aggression and supporting armed terrorist groups and to engage in direct negotiations with Yemen National Salvation Government under the supervision of the UN and Security Council.

In March 2015 a Saudi-led coalition began attacking the Arab impoverished country to restore to power Yemen's resigned president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

More than 16,000 Yemenis have been killed by the coalition forces so far.


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