Iran reacts to Human Rights Council report on Yemen situation

Iran reacts to Human Rights Council report on Yemen situation
       Iran reacts to the Human Rights Council report on Yemen situation


Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh reacted to a report by the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation in Yemen and said putting Iran’s name along with the providers of weapons for the Saudi Coalition is an absolutely incorrect act.


Though Iran has been named only once in the report, it neglects Iran’s pivotal role and unconditional help to politically solve the crisis in Yemen, Khatibzadeh said on Thursday evening.


He added this is while Western countries, like the US and Canada, are openly selling weapons to the Saudi coalition, noting that the figures on these sales have been published and are at hand.


Though these countries, under pressure from human rights organizations, reduced or stopped selling arms to the Saudis, the bitter fact is that they are making handsome amounts through neglecting international and ethical commitments, he said.


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The spokesman noted that they are completely alert that the weapons they sell are used to kill Yemeni people and to destroy their infrastructures as a result of which the biggest human tragedy is happening in Yemen by the Saudi coalition and their weapon providers.Saying that it is surprising to see Iran’s name in the report while some Western countries are making billions of dollars through selling weapons to the Saudi coalition, Khatibzadeh highlighted that Iran condemned the Saudi attack on Yemen from the very beginning and supported a political solution to the crisis, especially those carried out in Kuwait, Stockholm, and, recently, the efforts made by the UN chief representative for Yemen Martin Griffiths. Referring to the fact that the name of the Saudi’s has been mentioned tens of times in the report and their destructive role has been underlined.
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