Apr 12, 2020 03:49 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Apr 12, 2020 04:40 Asia/Tehran]
  • Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman
    Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman

Yemen’s Armed Forces Spokesman said that the dangerous escalation will have repercussions on US-Saudi aggression, adding the aggression has launched 25 raids in the last 12 hours to support their mercenaries' military creeps and violating a promised ceasefire.

Iran Press/Middle East: Brigadier-General Yahya Sare'e, promised that the forces of the US-Saudi aggression will have repercussions to their “foolish escalation”. 

Sare'e stated that US-Saudi aggression launched 25 raids in the last 12 hours, including 23 raids in one hour on Marib governorate, to support their mercenaries' military creeps, Almasirah reported.

The Spokesman for the Armed Forces reported earlier today, that the Army and Popular Committees encountered two creeps by the US-Saudi mercenaries in Al-Jawf and Marib, stressing that dozens of mercenaries were killed and injured with no progress.

The attacks are a violation of a declared ceasefire which was said to be lasted for two weeks by the Saudi-led coalition in the war against Yemen that has killed more than 100,000 people and pushed millions to the verge of famine.

The announcement came days after the United Nations called for a halt in hostilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi calls for peace

Meanwhile, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee Mohammed Ali al-Houthi said that answering the UN envoy’s letter, he has voiced Yemen’s desire for peace, according to Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV.

al-Houthi added: "We have emphasized to the UN envoy that we need to witness the signing of the agreement in a meeting that is being prepared."

Earlier, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee Mohammed Ali al-Houthi called on the UN and its Security Council to act for stopping the Saudi coalition’s war on Yemen so that it could counter the coronavirus outbreak.

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Hours after his request, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a message: "Today I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world."

"It is time to put the armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives – the COVID-19 pandemic," he stressed.

Yemen has reported its first coronavirus case in a southern province, raising fears of catastrophic consequences in a healthcare system affected negatively by five years of Saudi-led coalition war.

The country has been suffering the world's worst humanitarian crisis and millions are reliant on food aid. While diseases including cholera, dengue and malaria are rife and only half of the hospitals are fully functional, the coronavirus is another kind of challenge.

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