Mar 28, 2015, 11:47 AM
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Senior MP slams Saudi-led aggression on Yemen

Tehran, March 28, IRNA - Senior Iranian lawmaker on Saturday strongly condemned the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen's sovereignty.

The Chairman of Iran's Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the remarks in a local gathering in Tehran.



Touching upon the current regional developments, Boroujerdi underscored that the Saudi invasion is bound to fail. 'There is no logic in the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen,' he added.



'The Saudi military action clearly violates the international law and the sovereignty of Yemen as a member of the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC),' the lawmaker said.



According to media reports, nearly 40 civilians have lost their lives as neighboring Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with its airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen, health officials say.



The Yemeni health officials said on Friday that twelve of the 39 victims were killed when Saudi warplanes struck residential areas close to Al-Samaa military base, north of the capital city of Sana’a, AFP reported.



Three airstrikes also targeted the presidential compound in southern Sana’a in the wee hours of Friday, witnesses said.



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