Yemen calls on UN Security Council to hold Saudi Arabia and its arms suppliers to account for devastating war


Yemeni National Salvation Government Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf Abdullah called on the UN Security Council to hold Saudi Arabia and its arms suppliers to account in accordance with international law for their crimes of war in this Arab country in crisis.

Abdullah, in identical letters to rotating Security Council President Abdou Abarry and members of the UN body, asked them to expose the baselessness of the allegations at the center of the Saudi letter to the Council on December 28.

Earlier, in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the President of the Security Council, Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Abdallah al-Mouallimi, asked the world organization to hold the Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah movement responsible for its retaliatory attacks. on Saudi targets, claiming the attacks endangered the peace.

In response, the Yemeni Foreign Minister urged the Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities for international peace and security, especially in the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf region, and to take measures that would end the constant threats from Saudi Arabia and indiscriminate bombing of civilian facilities and protect the Yemeni nation from terrorism and crimes perpetrated by the Riyadh regime and its allies.

Abdullah stressed that Saudi Arabia seeks to portray itself as a victim in order to evoke the sympathy of the international community and escape global condemnation for blatant violation of international law.

The Yemeni Foreign Minister stressed that indisputable and straightforward facts about the Saudis waged war on Yemen cannot be denied.

“It was Saudi Arabia that launched this barbaric military aggression and attacked all Yemeni territories with the most sophisticated rockets and missiles as well as internationally banned chemical weapons,” Abdullah said.

“It is quite bizarre that the Security Council and the international community remain silent and do not condemn the crimes committed daily by the Saudi-led coalition of aggression, but rush to cry foul when Sana’a exercises his right to autonomy. -defence under international law and the United Nations Charter and targets Saudi military sites and strategic installations with its nationally developed weaponry, ”the letter said.

“Saudi Arabia is working either directly or through its allied terrorist groups Takfiri, to obstruct peace in Yemen, and is pushing for the settlement of the conflict in Yemen according to its own interests. All this is happening while the kingdom does not take into account the humanitarian catastrophe it has caused in Yemen, ”Abdullah said.

The senior Yemeni diplomat went on to say that the Salvation Government and all Sana’a-based political factions reject all attempts at Saudi hegemony over Yemen, but welcome a just and honorable peace for the whole nation. Yemenite.

He called on Saudi Arabia and its allies to reconsider their positions and rectify their miscalculations, stressing that Riyadh should understand that a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis is the key to normal life in Yemen and the country. ‘establishment of good neighborly relations.

The Yemeni Foreign Minister also stressed the need for goodwill and urgent action to pave the way for political peace negotiations and to stop the Saudis-led war against Yemen.

He said practical measures must be taken to ensure the complete withdrawal of foreign forces from Yemeni territories, reopen Sana’a International Airport to commercial and civilian flights, facilitate the entry of ships loaded with petroleum derivatives, natural gas. and commercial goods in the port. of Hudaydah, and address a series of issues that have held up the wages of public sector workers.

Abdullah ultimately called on the Security Council to take a clear stance towards peace in Yemen by passing a binding resolution, and demanded an end to the Saudi-led aggression and brutal siege.

Saudi Arabia, supported by the United States and its regional allies, launched war on Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing back to power the government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crushing the popular resistance movement Ansarullah.

The war has claimed hundreds of thousands of Yemeni lives and displaced millions more. It also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.

Despite Saudi Arabia’s relentless bombardment of heavily armed Saudi Arabia against the impoverished country, the Yemeni armed forces and popular committees have steadily strengthened themselves against the Saudi invaders and have left Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.

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