The Senior Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran sent a message to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations calling for immediate action to stop the killing of people in Yemen.

Iran PressIran News: The Saudi coalition carried out large-scale airstrikes in northern Yemen, including Sanaa, over the past week, killing dozens of civilians and destroying infrastructure and civil service centers.

According to the World Food Programme, the ongoing war and deepening economic crisis has pushed millions of Yemenis into poverty. Due to the deteriorating situation and the epidemic, 20 million people in Yemen are currently in need of various forms of humanitarian assistance or protection.

Ali Asghar Khaji, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, sent a message to UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, condemning the killing of defenseless people of Yemen and bombing cities, civilian areas, and infrastructure by Saudi coalition.

In part, the message calls on the United Nations and all international humanitarian agencies to take urgent action to stop these heinous crimes, while condemning these aggressive and barbaric acts against internationally recognized rights.

"Certainly, as the experience of the past seven years has shown, sanctions, military conflicts and the killing of the Yemeni people can not lead to a solution to the crisis in this country," Khaji said in the message.

He called for the lifting of the siege against Yemen's people, the cessation of military operations and respect for the independence and sovereignty of the Yemeni people the only solution to the crisis in this country, emphasizing that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to cooperate and work in this direction as in the past.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly stressed that blockades and military strikes are not the solutions to the Yemeni crisis, and these kinds of actions will increase tensions in the region.