Velayati: This War Does not Benefit the Saudis

Velayati: This War Does not Benefit the Saudis
Tue May 19, 2015 15:01:04

Ali Akbar Velayati, Senior Iranian official and an advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said Saudi won’t be the winner in war against Yemeni people.

Velayati emphasized that Saudi Arabia will see the backlash of its war against Yemeni people on the kingdom's own security. Velayati said in an interview with the Lebanese As-Safir newspaper published on Tuesday.

The Iranian official added that the Yemeni people will continue their resistance against Saudi Arabia.

He also pointed to Iran’s efforts to send humanitarian aid to the war-wracked country and said an Iranian ship carrying relief supplies is set to arrive in Yemen within the next couple of days despite all threats.

Velayati said Saudi Arabia should not be the one hosting talks on Yemen's issue since the kingdom is involved in the crisis with Saudi airstrikes targeting the country's Shiites.

Ali Akbar Velayati, Iranian Supreme Leader’s Advisor in International Affairs, met with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 18, 2015.

Upon arrival, Velayati was welcomed by Iran's Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fathali and a number of political and religious officials of Lebanon.

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