By: Hassan Al-Haifi
The United Nations Security Council continued its maintenance of ongoing warfare and death of thousands of innocents in Yemen, by issuing asinine statements against the victims of a clear and illgitimate aggression. The UNSC presidential press statement of today condemed the victims of Saudi-Led Aggression on Yemen (Sana’a) for sending 7 ballistic missiles to Saudi Arabian Airports and military installations on April 25, 2018 (https://yemenbreakingnews.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/yemen-air-defense-scare-away-uae-f-16s-after-missile-showering-saudi-arabia-with-7-ballistic-missiles/) Yemen has not taken any defensive action against three years of horrific aerial bombardment, tight strangling siege, closure of ALL airports, seaports and land entrances (See hollowing infographic of total civilian human losses and infrastructure ruins, as well as irreparable cultural heritage wreckage.
Unfortunately the old adage “Money talks -, nobody walks!” finds a comfortable haven in the UN.
Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) et al have spent nearly $ 700 billion in their bloody campaign in Yemen, now proceeding since March 25, 2015.
Here is text of UNSC non-binding Presidential Statement:
“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the multiple Houthi missile attacks, including the use of ballistic missiles, targeting several cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including its capital Riyadh, on 25 March 2018, which threatened civilian areas and resulted in at least one fatality. The members of the Security Council underlined that such attacks pose a serious national security threat to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as a wider threat to regional security. The members of the Council also expressed alarm at the stated intention of the Houthis to continue these attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as to launch additional attacks against other states in the region.
“The members of the Security Council called on all Member States to fully implement all aspects of the arms embargo as required by the relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2216 (2015) and in that regard expressed their grave concern at the reports of continuing violations of the arms embargo.
“The members of the Security Council expressed their grave concern at the continued deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen and the devastating humanitarian impact of the conflict on civilians and called on all parties to the conflict to allow and facilitate safe, rapid and unhindered humanitarian access.
The members of the Security Council expressed grave distress at the level of violence in Yemen. The members of the Security Council called upon all parties to comply with international humanitarian law.
“The members of the Security Council reiterated the need for all parties to return to dialogue as the only means of delivering a negotiated political settlement and engage constructively with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, with a view towards swiftly reaching a final and comprehensive agreement to end the conflict and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis.”
This irresponsible display of inustice, contemptuous lack of fairness and carelessness about the genocide being perpetrated by the SLC in Yemen with the obvious blessings of UNSC strangulation resolution (UNSC 2216), where in addition to the above direct tragic losses, you have nearly 20 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and 7 million impoverished Yemenis, because of the siege and blockade
For further details, see http://www.innercitypress.com/saudi4yemenun032818.html
For SCL latest bombing of Sana’a Internationzl Airport, see
Saudi-led Aggression has destroyed 15 airports in Yemen, without even a “that’s not nice!” from the UNSC or thr UNSG, past and present.
The 1 cvilian casualty was the victim of shrapnel from returning Patriot Anti Missile Missiles that failed to hit the Yemeni missiles (reportedly targeted Riyadh.