Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, lashed out at the Saudi Arabia crimes against Yemen, stressing that these crimes will certainly backfire on Riyadh.
The leader meanwhile said that the current aggression against Yemen indicates Saudi regime’s “childish” mentality.
Imam Khamenei made the remarks as he received the visiting Iraqi President Fuad Masoum.
“The Saudis committed a big mistake in Yemen and the impacts of the crimes they have committed will certainly backfire on them.”
His eminence further called the logic used by Saudi Arabia to attack Yemen as “silly,” saying “They [the Saudis] attacked Yemen based on a request by the fugitive and resigned [former] president of Yemen [Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi] who betrayed his country in the most sensitive conditions,” Press TV reported.
Imam Khamanei also called for a immediate halt to massacres committed by the US-Saudi coalition against Yemen, saying that the Yemeni cause indicates childish mentality within the Saudi regime.
The leader pointed out that the surge in terrorist activities in the Middle East benefits those seeking instability in the region, saying the presence of Takfiri groups in Syria and Iraq serves the interests of Israel.
On the other hand, Imam Khamenei described the current state of relations between Iran and Iraq as “unprecedented” and called for closer relations between the two neighbors.
The Iraqi president, for his part, hailed the Leader’s role in strengthening relations between Tehran and Baghdad.
Masum said the Iraqi government and nation will never forget the assistance provided by the Islamic Republic of Iran to their country in the most unbearable conditions, especially during the offensive by the ISIL terrorist group.