A senior Iranian military commander has slammed Saudi Arabia’s aggression against Yemen, warning Riyadh of the adverse consequences of the ongoing military campaign on its impoverished neighbor.

Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan described the Saudi military as “fragile,” adding that Riyadh’s army is not experienced enough and will “suffer heavy blows” should it engage in a “war of attrition” against Yemen.

Referring to the US support for Saudi Arabia’s aggression, Pourdastan said Washington has resorted to the strategy of “proxy wars” to pursue its goals in different regions of the world.

He further expressed regret that certain countries in the region have followed this approach and are unknowingly promoting it. The Iranian commander hailed the courageous Yemeni nation, advising the Al Saud regime to stop the killing of innocent civilians and help solve the crisis in Yemen through diplomatic channels.

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Yemen started on March 26.

Courtesy: PRESSTV