The Iranian foreign minister on Tuesday called on western communities to help end the war in Yemen, one day after he confirmed his country's support for Houthi group.
"We urge the western communities and legislatives bodies to put an end to the humanitarian catastrophe posed by the Saudi-Emirati war on Yemen," Mohamed Javad Zarif said on Twitter, but western governments "are giving them more weapons that are used in committing war crimes in Yemen.
"Our proposals to find a political solution have been repeatedly rejected. This evil cycle should be broken," he added.
On Monday, Iran's FM said his country should continue its policy in "defending Yemen," implying the Iranian support to Houthis.
Yemen has been racked by a 4-year bloody conflict between the internationally-recognized Yemeni government's forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who ousted the government in 2014.
The conflict has triggered hard humanitarian conditions and the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN, while leaving most population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 14 million people risking famine and some 1.8 million children suffering malnutrition.
At Monday meeting of the 'Iranian public committee to protect Yemen' in Tehran, Zarif urged that "defending Yemen is now a duty of everyone. Yemenis are defending human dignity and values.. But Yemeni people will eventually win.. and Saudi efforts to form an alliance against Iran and Yemen will fail."
Secretary-general of the Iranian regime interest check committee, Muhsin Rizaei, told the gathering, which was attended by Houthi members, that the "Iranians' assistance for Yemeni people is human duty.. as the Saudi regime will collapse following Yemeni people victory."
The Yemeni government and the Saudi-led coalition are accusing Iran of supplying the Houthis with weapons smuggled via regional waters, including ballistic missiles fired at Saudi Arabia, charge rejected by Iran and Houthis on which an arms ban has been imposed since 2015.
The conflict has left tens of thousands killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and 3 million displaced.