Speaker urges Saudis to give up bloodshed in Yemen

Tehran, April 19, IRNA - Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday urged Saudis to give up bloodshed in Yemen.

Speaking in the parliament (Majlis) public session, he said that Saudi government will not reach its worthless intentions by raiding Yemen.
Speaker noted that Saudi airstrikes will only sabotage Saudi position among Muslims.
He referred to Iran's four-point proposal for resolution of Yemen crisis and said that the Yemen political crisis can be resolved through national dialogue.
Referring to the US congress efforts to observe Iran- G5+1 negotiations, Larijani said that such efforts will damage US reputation and will complicate the future talks.
Tehran will continue the talks based on new conditions and Iranian negotiators would be ready for any scenario, he underlined.
Speaker said that Iran waits to see what will be the final result of internal discussions in the US and then will take the reciprocal decisions.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for weeks to restore power to fugitive President Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has killed and injured hundreds of Yemeni women and children.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
Five Persian Gulf States -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait -- and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.
US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late on March 25.
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