TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at the White House officials for their hunger to continue war in Yemen despite the US legislative body's opposition.
News ID: 76885
Publish Date: 18April 2019 - 19:29
"Even the US Congress wants to put an end to CENTCOM's destabilizing activities in Yemen," Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
"But petrofinanced Netanyahu Firsters and their enabler in the White House will continue—with American lives and against the US interests—to push for forever wars," he added, voicing surprise.
On April 5, the US House of Representatives passed the Yemen war resolution by a 247-175 vote after it was approved by the Senate by a 54-46 vote in March. The joint resolution calls for ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni conflict.
US President Donald Trump in a letter to the Senate said he is rejecting a measure passed by Congress to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
"I am returning herewith without my approval S.J. Res. 7, a joint resolution that purports to direct the President to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen," Trump said on Tuesday. "This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future."
Since 2015, the United States has provided members of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen with military assistance.
Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fueled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods. According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.
A number of Western countries, the US, the UK, and France in particular, are accused of being complicit in the ongoing aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment as well as logistical and intelligence assistance.