Iranian lawmaker: Saudi regime stuck in Yemen quagmire

Iranian lawmaker: Saudi regime stuck in Yemen quagmire

A senior Iranian lawmaker has denounced the Saudi military aggression against Yemen, saying the Riyadh regime has become bogged down in a quagmire in the war-hit Arab country.

A senior Iranian lawmaker has denounced the Saudi military aggression against Yemen, saying the Riyadh regime has become bogged down in a quagmire in the war-hit Arab country.

“Saudi Arabia has become stuck in the quagmire it created [in Yemen], and the repercussions of its failure are totally clear,” Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who sits on the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis), told reporters in Damascus on Wednesday.

Boroujerdi said Saudi Arabia has failed to defeat the Yemeni people despite having purchased billions of dollars worth of weapons from Western countries, especially the US.

The Iranian lawmaker said the Saudi military aggression against Yemen reveals existing domestic problems in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 - without a UN mandate - in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls the capital, Sana’a, and other major provinces, and to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.

According to the latest UN figures, the Saudi military campaign has so far claimed the lives of over 1,400 people, more than half civilians, and injured nearly 6,000, many of them also civilians.



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