- In a message to al-Houthi, Zarif expressed condolences to him, his family and the resistant and patient nation of Yemen over the martyrdom of his brother, Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi.
He further condemned al-Houthi’s assassination as a “big crime” that indicates weakness and desperation of the aggressors.
Zarif also said that the martyrdom of al-Houthi will not only strengthen the Yemeni nation but also reveal the rightfulness and legitimacy of this ardent nation.
A statement from the Interior Ministry of Yemen said on Friday that the mercenaries of the US and Saudi regimes had killed Ibrahim Badreddin al-Houthi.
The ministry further described Ibrahim al-Houthi as “one of the best men of the homeland” and a “brave” fighter who dedicated his life to the cause of God and defended his beliefs and homeland.
Yemeni sources said Ibrahim al-Houthi's body had been discovered in a house in the city of Haddeh in Yemen's west-central Sana’a province.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than four years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Official UN figures say that more than 15,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led bombing campaign began.
The Saudi war has impacted over seven million children in Yemen who now face a serious threat of famine, according to UNICEF figures. Over 6,000 children have either been killed or sustained serious injuries since 2015, UN children’s agency said. The humanitarian situation in the country has also been exacerbated by outbreaks of cholera, polio, and measles.