Iran Speaker slams Saudi involvement in Yemen conflict

Published November 15th, 2009 - 02:09 GMT

Iran's parliament on Sunday condemned Saudi interference in the conflict in Northern Yemen that has lead to the evacuation of some 240 villages in the war-ridden area. During a Sunday session, 250 parliament member called on Islamic states to take action against the killing of innocent Muslims in Yemen.


"How can the custodian of the two holy mosques of Islam bring himself to permit the killing of innocent Muslims in the forbidden months," Parliament speaker Ali Larijani asked, referring to King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.


Meanwhile, Yemeni and Saudi forces pounded rebel positions along the border between the two countries on Sunday, witnesses and military officials said. "Saudi jet fighters resumed their attacks on Saturday night and bombarded rebel hideouts" in the border area, eyewitnesses told AFP. "There was relative calm on Sunday morning but air operations against the border area are continuing."

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