Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences condemns Saudi strike on hospital in Yemen

دکتر مرندی

TEHRAN (ISNA)- In a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, President of Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences Dr. Seyed Alireza Marandi raised concern about the Saudi-led attacks against the civilian targets in Yemen.

The full text of the letter comes as follows:

United Nations Secretary General
His Excellency, António Guterres,
Excellency,

This letter follows my previous correspondence about the horrific atrocities committed by the Saudi regime against the innocent people of Yemen during the last few years. These include the indiscriminate bombing of civilian men, women and children, and the sanctioning and banning of necessities such as food and medicine from entering the country. Despite these undisputed attacks, western human rights organisations and media are usually silent on the actions of the Saudi regime and its international protectors. This simply encourages them to continue believing they are beyond the law and accepted standards of human decency. Unfortunately, last week, we witnessed another grievous act: the bombing of a hospital in Yemen where defenseless civilians were receiving medical treatment. The Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences condemns this most recent crime and expects the Secretary-General to act immediately to prevent further attacks of this kind. Any delay in acting will allow the Saudi regime and its supporters to continue with their atrocities and effectively replace any remaining notion of human rights and decency, with the law of the jungle. History will not judge the United Nations organisation kindly for its continued failure to act in protecting the citizens of Yemen against ongoing Saudi aggression and the forced starvation of a proud nation.

Yours sincerely,

Seyed Alireza Marandi, M.D.
President
Academy of Medical Sciences
Islamic Republic of Iran

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