A British lawmaker calls her country’s complicity in the war against Yemen, which has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, a “national scandal.”
“The UK’s role in Yemen must be considered a national scandal. This has caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the world and the UK is deeply complicit, “denounced, Monday, the Labour MP Zarah Sultana in the British Parliament.
Sultana also recalled that her country has granted licenses to Saudi Arabia to purchase weapons worth £5.3 billion (nearly $6 billion) since Riyadh and its allies launched a war against Yemen on March 26, 2015. This has happened despite reports confirming that the Saudi regime has violated international law on several occasions, he noted.
As an example of “apparent crimes” committed by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen, Sultana recalled an attack by Saudi warplanes on a school bus in the city of Zahian, located in Saada province (northwest), which resulted in the death of at least 39 children and dozens of adults on ??9 August 2018, in addition to more than 60 injuries.
The deputy denounced that the bombs supplied by England and the United States, are dropped by aircraft manufactured by the United Kingdom and the United States and pilots trained by London and Washington. It would be possible without this support ( …) These crimes and this humanitarian crisis would not have occurred without the support of London and Washington (…) They could have stopped the war by withdrawing their support to the Saudis,” he reiterated.
Sultana also reported that Saudi authorities later acknowledged that “no military targets had been detected in the area. They said the offensive was a mistake,” he lamented.
by Xavier Cuesta – European Correspondent – EN