Hawzah News Agency (Tehran, Iran) - Hujjat al-Islam Mohsen Heydari referred to the attack by the Saudi-led coalition attack on Yemeni port city of Hudaydah and said, "The aim of Saudi Arabia's attack, which included slaughter and great expenses, in order to occupy and create permanent domination over Yemen, and they assume that through their attack on Hudaidah, they will cut off the connection of the Yemeni fighters to the outside."
The Friday prayer leader of Ahvaz added, "By occupying Hudaidah, Saudi Arabia is seeking to besiege the Yemeni fighters, repress the Yemeni people, negate any form of resistance and prevent the arrival of food, weapons and drugs into the country."
He said, "Saudi Arabia and its supporters assessed the world’s attention to the 2018 FIFA World Cup as the best opportunity to attack Hudaydah so that no one would oppose their crimes."
Ayatollah Heydari said that Muslim countries and the United Nations have a legal and human responsibility to stand up against the cruel attacks of the Al Saud and to defend the Yemeni people against the oppression.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates launched a major assault on June 13 to take Hudaydah, a densely-populated city and the war-torn country’s most vital port.
The Houthi movement, which has been of significant help to the Yemeni army in defending the country against the invading forces, has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration during the past three years.
The invasion of Hudaydah has already triggered fears of a fresh humanitarian crisis in a country where more than 22 million people are in need of aid, including 8.4 million who are at risk of starvation.