沙特谴责伊朗从也门发射导弹是战争行为

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月7日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

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沙特阿拉伯表示,伊朗支持的也门胡塞反叛武装向利雅得发射一枚导弹,其劲敌伊朗可能因此实施了“战争行为”。

沙特星期六拦截了这枚射向哈利德国际机场的导弹。

沙特领导的与胡塞武装作战的联军表示,有权利“对伊朗公然进行的军事攻击做出回应”。

沙特外交大臣朱拜尔在推特上说,“伊朗干预该地区对于邻国的安全构成危害,并影响国际和平与安全”。

伊朗否认为胡塞武装提供武器,伊朗外长扎里夫抨击沙特在也门造成死亡和破坏。

扎里夫发推说,“沙特阿拉伯王国把也门炸成碎片,杀死了成千上万包括婴儿在内的无辜民众,造成霍乱和饥饿蔓延,但是,当然,这些都推到伊朗头上”。

联军星期一表示,作为对导弹攻击的反应,暂时关闭了也门的陆地、领海和机场。

联军的一份声明说,“目前检查程序的脆弱疏漏”使得弹道导弹和其它军事装备得以落入胡塞武装之手。

尽管官员们表示,关闭行动是暂时的,但是他们并没有表示关闭行动会持续多久,联合国表示,对如何让苦难中急需食品和药品的也门人获得帮助感到担忧。

星期一,预定的运送人道物资的两架飞机在也门着陆。

胡塞反叛武装2014年夺取了也门首都萨那,迫使得到国际社会承认的总统哈迪逃往利雅得。他后来重返也门并在也门南部港口城市亚丁建立起自己的政府。

沙特领导的旨在驱除胡塞武装的空袭摧毁了整个社区,导致8千多平民丧生。

包括阿拉伯半岛基地组织在内的极端组织都利用也门的政治真空建立起激进分子营地。

也门是世界上最贫穷的国家之一,那里的苦难民众看不到希望。

联合国估计,除了霍乱流行之外,80%的也门人缺乏食物、饮用水和药品。

Saudi Arabia Accuses Iran of 'Act of War' for Missile Launch from Yemen

Saudi Arabia says its archrival Iran may have committed an "act of war" when Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a missile at Riyadh.

The Saudis intercepted the missile fired at King Khalid International Airport Saturday.

The Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthis says it has the "right to respond to blatant military aggression" by Iran.

"Iranian interventions in the region are detrimental to the security of neighboring countries and affect international peace and security," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Twitter.

Iran denies arming the Houthis and its foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted the Saudis for causing death and destruction in Yemen.

"KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) bombs Yemen to smithereens, killing thousands of innocents, including babies, spreads cholera and famine, but, of course, blames Iran," he tweeted.

The coalition said Monday it is temporarily shutting down Yemeni land, sea, and airports in response to the missile attack.

A coalition statement says "vulnerabilities in the current inspection procedures" allow ballistic missiles and other military equipment to reach the Houthis.

Although officials say the closures are temporary, they did not say how long they would last and the United Nations says it is concerned about how to get desperately-needed food and medicine to suffering Yemenis.

Two scheduled humanitarian aid flights to Yemen Monday were grounded.

A Pentagon spokesman told VOA that the U.S. welcomes Saudi Arabia's statement exposing Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) role in Yemen.

"We continue to maintain strong defense ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and work together on common security priorities to include combat operations against violent extremist organizations, and neutralizing Iran's destabilizing influence in the Middle East region,” the spokesman said.

The Houthi rebels seized the Yemeni capital of Sana'a in 2014, forcing the internationally-recognized president Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh. He later returned to set up his government in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden.

Saudi-led airstrikes aimed at driving out the Houthis have obliterated entire neighborhoods and killed more than 8,000 civilians.

Extremist groups, including al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Yemen to set up militant camps.

Yemen is one of the world's most impoverished countries and there appears to be little hope for its distressed civilians.

U.N. officials estimate 80 percent of Yemenis lack food, fresh water and medicine on top of a cholera epidemic.