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Iran Rejects Arab League Statement, Urges End to Saudi Aggression on Yemen


In comments on Monday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed the latest Saudi-driven Arab League Foreign Ministers’ statement against the Islamic Republic of Iran. It came after Saudi Arabia convened an Arab League summit in Egypt to discuss alleged violations committed by Iran. FM Qassemi said the Arab League statement is “full of lies and distortions”. He added that the statement is the result of KSA political pressure on fellow Arab countries and the media propaganda financed by Saudi Arabia. He urged Saudi Arabia to immediately stop its “savage aggression” against Yemen, to reverse the policy of pressure on its Arab neighbors, including Lebanon and Qatar and to negotiate peace in that country and solutions to regional conflicts. Qassemi also stressed Iran’s efforts for regional peace, saying that such efforts have faced obstructive policies of Saudi Arabia that are based on fueling tensions. Finally, the spokesman highlighted that Saudi Arabia must stop following Israel’s policies and sponsoring terrorism. Since March 2015, more than 14.000 people have been killed and millions have been forced from their homes as a result of the Saudi Arabia military attacks against Yemen to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

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