Tehran, Iran, May 20
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
While Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes on Yemen after the Houthi movement gained control of the country, Iran has been the harshest critic of the House of Saud for its involvement in another country's affairs, especially for the military nature of the Saudi actions.
The issue has turned into a regional dispute where different sides envision possibilities ranging in multitudinous shades in a long spectrum.
"The Yemeni issue will not be limited to Yemen only. It is likely to disturb regional equations," Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee member Javad Jahangirzadeh told Trend May 20.
The Iranian lawmaker believed that instead of handling the case in a proper way, Saudi Arabia is aggravating the tension.
He pointed to the recent Riyadh conference on Yemen and said that the congregation has been an internal event rather than a conference participated by all sides that could address a regional case.
"Big developments are expected to happen," Jahangirzadeh underlined.
"In the past two decades, the regional Arab countries achieved some development thanks only to the presence of international maritime fleets in the regional waters," he noted.
"Any change in the area will halt their progress or even possibly lead to a reversal of these countries' progress," he explained.
Unless Saudi Arabia adopts the right decision and leaves the Yemeni issue to the people of Yemen, great changes are conceivable about the region, the MP concluded.
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