8,500 food baskets distributed in Yemen’s Aden

The baskets weighed 629 tons, and are part of a project to alleviate suffering across Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 09 April 2019

8,500 food baskets distributed in Yemen’s Aden

ADEN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed 8,500 food baskets to families of the sick and bereaved in Yemen’s Aden governorate on Sunday.

The baskets weighed 629 tons, and are part of a project to alleviate suffering across Yemen.

The project is designed to help people suffering from specific illnesses, those with special needs and the families of martyrs. It aims to distribute 102,170 food baskets in several Yemeni governorates.

Earlier, a team in Aden met to discuss the progress of KSRelief-funded Livelihood Improvement Project being implemented in Yemen, and presented its recommendations.

The project manager, Hadi Ahmed Bajaber, spoke about the project’s achievements, noting that “the team is working to expand the existing project.”

He thanked KSRelief and the Kingdom for standing by the Yemeni people.

The project aims to provide job opportunities and improve infrastructure in targeted governorates across the country.

 

 

 

 

 


King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

Updated 35 min 15 sec ago

King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

  • Saudi Arabia has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies, king says
  • Kingdom also welcomed US decision to return Iran's Fordow nuclear facility to its sanctions list

RIYADH: Iran should abandon its expansionist ideology that has only “harmed” its own people, Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday, following violent street protests in the Islamic republic.

A wave of demonstrations erupted in the sanctions-hit country on Friday after an announcement that petrol prices would be raised by as much as 200 percent with immediate effect.

“We hope the Iranian regime chooses the side of wisdom and realizes there is no way to overcome the international position that rejects its practices, without abandoning its expansionist and destructive thinking that has harmed its own people,” the king told the consultative Shoura Council.

“The kingdom has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies,” King Salman said, quoted by the foreign ministry, reiterating that Riyadh does not seek war but is “ready to defend its people.”

A satellite image from Sept. 15, 2017, of the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran. (Google Earth)

Saudi Arabia has welcomed Washington's decision to return the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran to the sanctions list. 

Washington said on Monday that it will no longer waive sanctions related to Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site. 

“The right amount of uranium enrichment for the world’s largest state sponsor of terror is zero ... There is no legitimate reason for Iran to resume enrichment at this previously clandestine site,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters earlier this week.