Address by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran - April 9, 2015
Warning to Saudis
In this speech, Sayyed Ali Khamenei condemned the US-Saudi aggression against Yemen, comparable in all respects to the many Israeli aggression against Gaza: the same savagery which, according to him, will lead to the same issue: a bitter failure for the oppressors. Is the House of Saud, agent of Western imperialism in the Middle East ever since its creation, just like Israel, coming to its end? Hopefully, as we hope that Yemen will end up fully joining the Axis of Resistance.
Full speech (English): http://english.khamenei.ir//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2045&Itemid=4
As for the issue of Yemen, the Saudis have established a bad tradition in the region. Of course, they have made a mistake. Today, what the government of Saudi Arabia is doing in Yemen is exactly the same thing that the Zionists are doing in Gaza. This issue has two aspects: one is that it is a genocidal crime. It is a crime that can be pursued by international authorities. They kill children and destroy houses, infrastructure and national sources of wealth. Well, this is a big crime. This is one aspect of the issue.
The other aspect is that the Saudis will suffer a loss on this matter. They will suffer a loss and they will not achieve any victory. There is a very clear reason for this. The reason is that the military capabilities of the Zionists are several times more than these so-and-so Saudis. The Zionists are much stronger than them. The Zionists too had military capabilities. And the camp against them was a small strip of land, namely Gaza. But the camp against the Saudis is a country which is comprised of tens of millions of people. It is a people and a vast country that has stood up against the Saudis. If the Zionists can achieve victory in Gaza, the Saudis too will achieve victory in Yemen. Of course, even if the Zionists achieved victory, the chances for the Saudis to achieve victory in Yemen would be zero. In the present time, their chances are less than zero. So, they will definitely receive a blow. Without a doubt, their noses will be rubbed in dirt.
We have many differences with the Saudis on different political issues. But we always said that the Saudis behave with tact and gravity in their foreign affairs. But they have lost this tact and gravity. A few inexperienced youth have taken the affairs of that country in their hands and they prefer savagery to tact and maintaining appearances. This will be to their disadvantage. I warn the Saudis. Stop these criminal actions are commiting in Yemen. This is not acceptable in the region.
Of course, America defends and supports them. This is in America's nature. They support the oppressive side on all matters in the world. They advocate for the bad person instead of advocating for the oppressed. This is in their nature. They are acting in the same way on the issue of Yemen, but they will receive a blow and they will be defeated. Now, they are creating uproar by saying that Iran has interfered in the affairs of Yemen. Of course, this is interference! Just because we are saying a few words about this issue, we are interfering! But the fact that their criminal warplanes have created an insecure environment for Yemen is not interference. They are finding silly excuses for their own interference. These excuses are not acceptable in terms of international logic. Neither the people nor God will accept such excuses. So, this is what they need to do: they should stop committing such crimes and creating such disasters as soon as possible.
The people of Yemen are a great, ancient and historic people. They have a millennia-long history. These people have the capacity and capability to decide the fate of their own government. Of course, some people have tried to bring about a power vacuum and to create uproar. They want to create the same events that have unfortunately taken place in Libya - today, there is a very bad and regrettable situation in Libya. But fortunately, they failed to do so. The religious and enthusiastic youth of Yemen who believe in the bright path of the Commander of the Faithful (peace and greetings be upon him) managed to stand up against them. Shia, Sunni, Shafi'i, Zaidi, Hanafi and all types have stood up against the enemy's invasion and by Allah's favor, they will achieve victory. Victory belongs to the people.
Dear God, help our brothers - wherever they are in the world - to achieve victory. Dear God, humiliate and defeat the enemies of Islam and the enemies of Muslim peoples wherever they are in the world. Dear God, familiarize us with our responsibilities. Dear God, enable us to carry out our responsibilities. Associate the immaculate soul of our magnanimous Imam (r.a.) with his saints. Associate the pure souls of martyrs with the immaculate soul of Hazrat Siddiqat at-Tahirah (God's greetings be upon her).
Greetings be upon you and Allah's mercy and blessings.