Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani underlined that the war in Yemen was staged by unwise Saudi officials who didn’t know what to do with their petrodollars.
“If a country possesses lots of crude oil but with no common sense and insanity rules the country, horrible events will happen and crazy things like the war against Yemen will be done,” General Soleimani said, addressing a forum in the Southeastern city of Kerman on Tuesday.
He added now the ignorant Saudi leaders are not able to put out the fire that they themselves have ignited in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 14,100 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Meanwhile, a cholera epidemic has killed over 1,500 people in Yemen since late April as, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the war-torn country is facing the “world’s worst cholera outbreak”.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has drove the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster.
Nearly 3.3 million Yemeni people, including 2.1 million children, are currently suffering from acute malnutrition. The al-Saud aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools and factories.