Iranian general accuses Saudis of betrayal

With the Saudi alliance hitting Yemeni targets, Iranian commander of the Revolutionary guard has hit out Saudi Arabia accusing them of following in the steps of Israel

Iranian general accuses Saudis of betrayal

World Bulletin / News Desk

The commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia on Monday of following in Israel's footsteps in the region by carrying out air strikes in Yemen, the official IRNA news agency reported.

A Saudi-led alliance began bombing Iranian-allied Houthi in Yemen last month, seeing a threat from their advances across the Arabian Peninsula state. Riyadh also wants to restore Yemen's president, forced into exile by the Houthis.

General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of  Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, said Saudi Arabia - Tehran's arch regional adversary - was "shamelessly and disgracefully bombing and killing a nation".

"Saudi Arabia is following in the Zionist (Israel) regime's footsteps in the Islamic world," Jafari was quoted as saying by IRNA. Jafari called on Iran's leaders to face the Saudis for their ongoing campaign in Yemen. “Now that the attacks have been launched, no considerations should be shown.”

The United States and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of arming the Houthis, while Iran says it gives only political and humanitarian support to the Houthis. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Nisan 2015, 14:18