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US-UK aggression against Yemen ‘alarming threat’ to international peace, security: Tehran

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani has censured the recent US and British aerial aggression against Yemen as an alarming threat to international peace and security.

In yet another act of onslaught against Yemeni soil, the United States and Britain carried out late on Saturday dozens of air raids on the Arab country’s provinces of Sana’a, Hudaydah and Sa’ada, among several others.

The Pentagon claimed that the strikes targeted 13 locations across Yemen and hit weapons storage facilities, missile systems, launchers and other capabilities of the country’s Armed Forces and the popular Ansarullah movement used to attack Israeli-tied shipping in the Red Sea in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Kan'ani condemned the attacks as a repeated violation of Yemen's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and said the aggression constitutes a flagrant violation of international law by the United States and Britain.

He stressed that the continuation of such arbitrary actions is “open adventurism” and an “alarming threat to international peace and security.”

“The military adventurism of the United States and the United Kingdom in attacks on the regional countries are the continuation of the policy and the wrong approach of these two countries in using militarism to advance their illegitimate goals in the region, which is in clear conflict with the repeated claims of Washington and London that they do not want to expand the war in the region,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Kan'ani underlined that the US and UK, by supporting the Israeli war crimes in Gaza, are “fueling chaos, disorder, insecurity and instability with the aim of creating a breathing space for this criminal regime.”

“They are responsible for the genocide of the Palestinians, and the international community is undoubtedly responsible for holding the US and Britain accountable,” he added.

Yemeni Army spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on Sunday that the aggressor countries conducted 48 air raids across the Arab country, warning that their assault will not go unanswered.

In solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza, Yemeni forces have targeted ships going to and from ports in the occupied territories, or whose owners are linked to Israel, in the southern Red Sea, the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, the Gulf of Aden, and even in the Arabian Sea.

In response to the pro-Palestine maritime campaign, the US and its allies have on several occasions bombed Yemen in violation of the country’s sovereignty and international law.

The Israeli regime launched its hostilities in the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023, after the territory’s Hamas-led Palestinian resistance groups launched surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupiers.

Israel has killed more than 27,000 people, most of them children and women, in Gaza since early October.

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