Iran says airstrikes in Yemen violate country’s sovereignty, breach international law

Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani says in a statement that Iran “strongly condemns” the US and British airstrikes in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, Nournews reports.

“We consider it a clear violation of Yemen’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and a breach of international laws, regulations, and rights,” Kanaani adds.

The airstrikes pounded targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen early Friday after weeks of disruptive attacks on Red Sea shipping by the Iran-backed rebel forces.

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