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Iran: Instead of attacking Yemen, US should stop backing Israeli war on Gaza

Iran strongly denounces the US’s earlier attacks on Yemen, which came in response to the Arab Peninsula nation’s strikes in support of the Gaza Strip that has come under a genocidal and Washington-backed Israeli war.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a post on X, former Twitter, on Friday, shortly after the United States and Britain attacked targets belonging to Yemen’s Ansarullah popular resistance movement.

US, UK attack Ansarullah targets in Yemen in response to pro-Palestinian strikes

US, UK attack Ansarullah targets in Yemen in response to pro-Palestinian strikes

The US and UK attack Ansarullah targets across Yemen in response to the Yemeni popular resistance movement

Several American media outlets reported the attacks on Thursday, saying they involved warplanes and Tomahawk missiles.

During recent months, Ansarullah and the Yemeni Armed Forces have been staging missile and drone strikes against vessels linked to the Israeli regime or those heading to Israeli ports in support of war-hit Palestinians in Gaza.

Since its onset on October 7, the Israeli war has killed more than 23,500 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

The United States has been providing Israel with unbridled military and political support in its onslaught against Gaza, arming Tel Aviv with more than 10,000 tons of military hardware. The US has also cast its veto against all United Nations Security Council resolutions that have called for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

Referring to the pro-Palestinian Yemeni strikes, Amir-Abdollahian wrote, “Yemen’s measure in support of Gaza’s women and children and confrontation against the Israeli regime’s genocide is commendable.”

He also reminded that Yemeni officials, including those from Ansarullah, have vowed not to target any vessel other than Israeli and Israeli-lined ones. “Sana’a is completely committed to [observing] naval and maritime security,” read the post by the top diplomat.

“Instead of [staging] military attack on Yemen, the White House should immediately cease its all-out military and security cooperation with Tel Aviv against the people of Gaza and the West Bank, so security would return to the entire region,” Amir-Abdollahian concluded.

The US-backed Israeli regime has also escalated its attacks against the West Bank since the onset of the Gaza war, killing hundreds of Palestinians throughout the occupied territory.

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