Sep 20, 2019 07:34 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 18, 2020 21:52 Asia/Tehran]
  • Arab blood vs. Arab oil, a primer on US policy: Iran's Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister said that for US politicians, Arab oil is much more precious than Arab blood.

Iran Press/Iran news: "Arab blood vs. Arab oil / A primer on US policy," Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet early on Friday.

Zarif referred to US double standard regarding Arab countries and the green light to the Saudi war of destruction in Yemen, adding, "4 yrs of indiscriminate bombardment of Yemen,100,000 dead Yemenis, 20M malnourished Yemenis, 2.3M cholera cases = carte blance for culprits," Iran Press reported.

"Retaliatory Yemeni strike on oil storage tanks = unacceptable "act of war," Iranian Foreign Minister said, pointing to the world's reaction to Yemen's legitimate self-defense.

Yemen's Ansarullah movement and their allies in the Yemeni army deployed as many as 10 drones to bomb Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities run by the Saudi state-owned oil company Aramco before dawn Saturday.

Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani said that the attacks were merely for legitimate self-defense, and no one can expect them to remain silent when their country is destroyed.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of its vassal states in waging war on Yemen since March 2015.

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