Iran praises Yemen’s support for Palestinians amid brutal Israeli aggression

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has praised Yemen’s support for the Palestinian people at a time of exceptionally heightened Israeli aggression.

The top Iranian diplomat visited the Yemeni Embassy in Tehran on Thursday to convey the Islamic Republic’s gratitude towards Sana’a for the support.

“Yemen’s support for the people of Gaza [Strip] and the [occupied] West Bank is admirable,” Amir-Abdollahian said, meeting with Yemeni Ambassador, Ibrahim Mohammed al-Dailami.

The meeting came amid a war that the Israeli regime has been waging against Gaza since October 7, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 15,500 Palestinians. The regime has also intensified its attacks against the West Bank since the onset of the war.

Yemeni forces have staged several operations against the occupied territories since the beginning of the Israeli military campaign, including ballistic and cruise missile attacks, and have seized at least three Israeli ships traveling through Yemen’s territorial waters.

The forces have also staged at least two operations targeting the United States’ interests in protest at Washington’s unreserved military and political support for the Israeli war.

“We consider defending the people of Palestine and Gaza to be our duty, and will continue supporting Palestine as long as it is necessary,” the Yemeni envoy said.

“The decision by the [Yemeni] leaders in Sana’a towards targeting the Zionist regime’s interests in the occupied territories and at sea is in line with our strong belief in defending the people of Gaza,” he added.

Also on Thursday, Yemen’s Armed Forces released a statement, pledging to renew their attacks against Israeli targets if the regime resumed its war on Gaza following an underway truce that is expected to expire later on Friday.


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