President of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences Seyed Alireza Marandi in a letter to the UN Chief lambasted the world body for inaction against the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes, specially the recent pounding of a hospital.
“Unfortunately, last week, we witnessed another grievous act: the bombing of a hospital in Yemen where defenseless civilians were receiving medical treatment,” Dr. Marandi said in a letter addressed to Antonio Guterres on Thursday.
“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,” the letter added.
The full text of his letter is as follows:
09 August 2018
United Nations Secretary General
His Excellency, António Guterres,
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 organizations 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 organization 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.
Seyed Alireza Marandi, M.D.
Academy of Medical Sciences
Islamic Republic of Iran