Saudis Violate Agreed On 5-Day Truce in Yemen ~ Yemen Updates: 13 May 2015
Riyadh’s proposed 5-day ceasefire is a duplicitous thinly veiled PR stunt ignoring what matters most – halting Obama’s aggression using Saudis and other regional rogue states as convenient proxies to do his dirty work.
Announced short-term cessation of hostilities is meaningless. Rogue states operate by their own rules.
Saudi terror-bombing continued after its proposed pause, effective 11PM Tuesday evening local time.
Multiple airstrikes targeted Hajja, Saada and Lahij province – in blatant violation of announced truce. Dozens were killed or wounded. Residential areas and civilian infrastructure were struck.
On Wednesday, Arabic language al-Masirah satellite television reported Saudi terror-bombing Malahidh in Saada province.
Clashes were reported between Houthi fighters and anti-rebel elements, including imported takfiri terrorists.
AP News said “fierce combat…in some areas” continues. It ignored ongoing Saudi terror-bombing in its report.
US drone war continues. Overnight Tuesday, a car carrying Houthi fighters was attacked. Thousands of noncombatants have been killed or wounded, many seriously. US-orchestrated/Saudi-led naked aggression continues.
An Iranian cargo ship en route to Yemen carries essential to life food, water, medical supplies and other vitally needed aid.
Iranian Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff Brig. General Massoud Jazzayeri warned Tehran will retaliate against any nation targeting its vessel.
“Attacking the Iranian Red Crescent aid ship will spark war in the region,” he said. “And this fire may not be put out or brought under control.”
“The US and Saudi Arabia should know that Iran’s self-restraint (is) limited.”
Relief workers, activists and doctors on board represent the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Red Crescent Society. They’re risking their lives to help desperately needy Yemenis.
Iranian warships accompany the humanitarian cargo vessel. It’s headed for Houthi controlled Hodaida – Yemen’s 4th largest city.
According to Iranian Admiral Hossein Azad, “(t)he 34th fleet, which is currently in the Gulf of Aden, has a special responsibility to protect the Iranian humanitarian aid ship.”
He referred to a destroyer and support vessel patrolling near Yemen in international waters. Tehran warned Saudis against trying to block its humanitarian mission. Washington issued its own warning.
State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said “(w)e would discourage any provocative action.” US Army spokesman Col. Steve Warren called Tehran’s humanitarian mission “some sort of stunt.”
Saudi military spokesman Brig. General Ahmed Asiri said no ships attempting to reach Yemen will be permitted to dock without Riyadh permission. What happens when Iranian vessels reach Yemeni waters remains to be seen.
US/Saudi blockade denies Yemenis desperately needed essential to life supplies. Killing them by deprivation is part of Washington’s strategy to regain control over its former client state.
Deaths and injuries are far greater than reported numbers. Civilian men, women and children suffer most.
Human suffering is extreme. Obama bears full responsibility. His rogue regional allies share it.
UN and Western authorities able to act responsibly against US/Saudi aggression permit it by failing to denounce it.
Media scoundrels are complicit – failing to tell readers and viewers what they most need to know, ignoring US/Saudi aggression entirely, blaming Houthis irresponsibly for their high crimes.
Expect continued conflict whether or not a pause in fighting is honored.
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13 May 2015 21:48
Yemeni tribal forces shelled several Saudi sites near the border with Yemen, as the US-Saudi coalition committed new massacres against innocent civilians across the Arab impoverished state, ahead of a five-day truce. Security sources said that the tribal forces launched rockets on the Saudi areas near the border with Yemen, targeting Jabal al-Dood military site which overlooks al-Malaheez city in Yemen’s…
13 May 2015 21:15
Saudi Coalition, the protector of Israel and enemies of Islam, has violated truce rule for the 5th time, and bombed Sa’ada, Aden, Hejje cities.
13 May 2015 12:39
The Saudi air strikes continued against civilian targets in different cities in Yemen on Wednesday in violation of the five-day ceasefire announced earlier. The Saudi-led coalition conducted 4 air strikes on the Yemeni provinces of Hajja, Sa’ada hour after the start of the ceasefire. Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition also pounded Lahij province in violation of the truce. The truce was proposed by…
13 May 2015 12:21
URGENT: Reports: The invading vessel changed course and returned to the coast after the Iranian destroyer warned it would target the vessel in seconds.
13 May 2015 12:19
Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against the western Yemeni provinces of Hajjah and al-Hudaydah have killed at least 35 people just a few hours after Riyadh declared the start of a five-day ceasefire in the war-wracked country. Saudi warplanes poured bombs on a prison and residential areas in Hajjah late on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and injuring 25 others. Meanwhile, at least…
13 May 2015 12:19
URGENT: “If the terrorists ignored our warning, they would be killed with the first bullets of Alborz,” Commodore Hassan Maqsoudlou, the captain of Alborz destroyer, said.
13 May 2015 12:17
In his Tuesday phone call with Ban Ki-moon, Zarif referred to the crimes committed against Yemenis as “genocide”, saying that the crimes are in clear violation of international law and the UN should play its role in stopping them. Crimes committed by the Saudi regime against the people of Yemen have resulted in the rise of extremist and terrorist groups in…
13 May 2015 12:16
Iranian destroyer, Alborz, locked its missile systems on an invading vessel in the Gulf of Aden after a high-speed boat left Yemen’s coasts and rushed to attack it. The Iranian destroyer’s missile systems locked on the target after an invading high-speed boat appeared on the monitor screens of the radar systems in Alborz operations room. According to reports, the invading vessel…
13 May 2015 12:12
In the wake of the Saudi invasion of Yemen, international aid organizations have warned of a humanitarian disaster in the country. Now, a Yemeni delegation comprised of humanitarian and political activists have paid a visit to the Iranian capital, Tehran, to talk about the latest developments in the war-ravaged country.
13 May 2015 12:10
On Monday, an Iranian cargo ship, carrying humanitarian aid, left the country’s port city of Bandar Abbas for Yemen. The ship is due to arrive in the war-torn country in a matter of ten days. It’s now sailing on the sea of Oman.
13 May 2015 12:09
Lebanese, Palestinians, and Yemeni expats in Lebanon have held a protest to denounce the Saudi aggression against Yemen. They rallied near the United Nations headquarters, calling on the international community to stop the invasion and save the children of Yemen. Mariam Saleh reports from Beirut. The Lebanese committee for solidarity with Yemen held its first protest in downtown Beirut in front…
13 May 2015 12:06
Three people have been killed in a US assassination drone strike in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwah. A local official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the unmanned aerial vehicle fired a missile at a car in the provincial capital city of Ataq, located some 570 kilometers southeast of the capital, Sana’a, on Tuesday afternoon. He added that all of the…
13 May 2015 12:04
Iran says the Islamic Republic will not allow any country engaged in the aggression against Yemen to inspect an Iranian cargo ship which is traveling to Yemen to deliver humanitarian aid to the war-wracked impoverished Arab country. “No permission will be granted to countries involved in the war on Yemen to inspect the ship carrying the Islamic Republic of Iran’s humanitarian…
13 May 2015 10:52
A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic is ready to send three planes carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen within the next 24 hours. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, said that the Islamic Republic was ready to deliver food and medical supplies to Yemen via the UN World Food Program. Amir-Abdollahian made the…
13 May 2015 10:38
A five-day humanitarian ceasefire began in Yemen, just hours after Arab coalition fighter jets struck against Houthi fighters and their allies The truce began at 11pm local time (20:00GMT) on Tuesday evening. The pause in the fighting, which has killed hundreds of civilians, will test the two sides’ desire to enter into peace talks. Both the Houthis and the Arab-coalition-backed Yemeni government say…
13 May 2015 8:20
Enemy of Islam Saudi Arabia violates a ceasefire in war-torn Yemen just minutes after its commencement in the impoverished Arab country. Reports say Saudi regime jets carried out four raids in the southwestern Lahij province, the eastern Hajjah province, and the northwestern Sa’ada province late on Tuesday. The truce was proposed by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir last…
13 May 2015 8:01
The Lebanese people, along with Palestinian and Yemeni expatriates living in Lebanon, have staged a protest rally to denounce the Saudi military aggression against Yemen, Press TV reports. Protesters took to the streets near the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut on Tuesday, calling on the UN and the international community to stop the Saudi strikes. The demonstrators…
13 May 2015 7:59
The director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) says Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in Yemen are targeting the country’s cultural heritage. “I am particularly distressed by the news concerning air strikes on heavily populated areas such as the cities of Sana’a and Sa’ada,” UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against…