Alert! Be Prepared for US Saudi Puppets to fire on Iran Aid Ship as they are already targeting UNICEF Aid Ships ~ UNHRW
Saudi Air Raids Target UNICEF Aid Ships
TEHRAN (FNA)– Ships purportedly belonging to UNICEF engaged in delivery of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people were targeted in Saudi air strikes.
Saudi fighter jets launched three “aerial attacks” on the ships which were bound for the Northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, Yemeni TV channel al-Masirah said Sunday.
In its latest report released on Sunday, UNICEF detailed the delivery of aid to the Yemeni people during a five-day humanitarian ceasefire which went into effect on May 12.
“During the pause, UNICEF was able to deliver assistance to affected people across the country, however humanitarian assistance cannot replace the needs of 26 million people who have been cut off from a regular supply of commercial imports of food and fuel,” said Julien Harneis, the UNICEF representative for Yemen.
“Hundreds of adults and children have already died during this conflict, many of whom could have been saved had we got supplies to them on time. We need to do everything we can to prevent any more of these unnecessary deaths,” he went on to say.
Following the termination of the ceasefire, Riyadh resumed airstrikes against the Yemeni people, hitting several positions in the Southern port city of Aden.
The Saudi strikes on UNICEF vessels came as an Iranian ship, with tons of much-needed aid, including food and medical supplies, is now heading towards the Yemeni port city of Hudaidah.
The Riyadh regime has already blocked earlier Iranian aid deliveries to Yemen. Last month, it prevented two Iranian civilian planes from delivering medical aid and foodstuff to the Yemeni people.
On Saturday, Johannes van der Klaauw, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said Saudi Arabia’s harsh inspection process is obstructing the flow of humanitarian aid into war-wracked Yemen.
“The arms embargo and its inspection regime results in commercial goods, be it by air or by ship, no longer reaching the country,” he pointed out.
Saudi Arabia launched its bombing campaign against Yemen on March 26 in an attempt to restore power to fugitive President Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
The Monarchy’s attacks have so far claimed the lives of at least 3,812 civilians, mostly women and children, according to FNA’s independent tally.