“Iran supports the legal government of Yemen against the aggressors. Iran has always supported the Yemenis spiritually and politically,” Mousavi told reporters in a press conference in Tehran on Monday.
Asked about Iran’s position on Yemenis’ attacks against Saudi Arabia, he said, “In our view, what the Yemenis do are defensive measures.”
Mousavi also underlined that resolution of the Yemen crisis depends on acceptance of ceasefire and stop of attacks on Yemeni civilians.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the Yemenis’ offensives on Saudi oil installations were a warning to the enemies to end war and conflicts in the region.
“Enemies of the region should take lesson from this warning and should be after extinguishing the fire of war in the region to let the people live in freedom and welfare,” President Rouhani said, addressing a cabinet meeting in Tehran.
He referred to the recent wars launched by the US and its allies in the region, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the Persian Gulf region, calling on them to bring peace at least one time.
“Why do you always send gunpowder to the regional nations and avoid helping them and then raise allegations against other countries while no one believes these allegations,” Rouhani said.
He dismissed the US allegations about Iran’s involvement in Yemenis’ attacks on the Saudi oil installations, and said, “Iran wants friendly relations with its Southern neighbors.”
President Rouhani defended the Yemeni people’s right to respond to aggressions against their country, and said the Yemenis have not targeted schools, hospitals and markets (like what the Saudi-led coalition did in Yemen) and have attacked an industrial center to warn their enemies.
He underscored that Iran never wants clashes in the region, and said, “We should know that the Yemeni nation has not been the starter of the conflict, but Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the Americans, certain European states and the Zionist regime have launched a war in the region and destroyed Yemen.”