Furious Saudi Arabia Condemns UN Report on Yemen War Crimes

By Jason Ditz

(ANTIWAR.COM) — A Tuesday report released by the UN confirmed in considerable detail misdeeds by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, killing thousands of civilians in Yemen, raping and torturing detainees, and using child soldiers. The report warned these may amount to war crimes.

While they didn’t specifically dispute any of this, Saudi Arabia was predictably furious about the report, angrily condemning it as having “misconstrued the facts of the conflict… ignoring the true reasons for the conflict,” while saying that it was an Iranian coup against the “legitimate government in Yemen.”

While previous UN resolutions more or less accepted the Saudi narrative that the war is meant to reinstall the Hadi government, that massive death toll and the many, many war crimes committed have fueled a lot of international consternation.

Still, UN reports detailing war crimes by the Saudi coalition have been met by Saudi condemnation, and in the past that, combined with US support for the war, has been enough to keep the UN from doing anything in particular about the situation. The UN General Assembly has repeatedly acquiesced to demands that the Saudis be allowed to investigate themselves on the war, which has meant probes are rare, and never come up with anything meaningful.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo


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5 Comments on "Furious Saudi Arabia Condemns UN Report on Yemen War Crimes"

  1. Never any context in these articles as to what is behind the attacks on Yemen. The former Yemen President, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, was a globalist lapdog working to put Yemen on the fast track to assimilation into the Gulf Cooperation Council. The GCC is a replica of the EU, the next step to regional and world government.

    When the Houthis kicked out Hadi, the globalists went into overdrive to get Yemen back into the fold and are likely drawing out the atrocities of war to destroy any and all future opposition.

  2. bombing a school bus should be dealt with….where is fish-mouth Haley weighing in on that?

  3. How shameful to have the Saudis and Israel as allies.

  4. If the UN is to mean anything in this turbulent world it must act for the good of all. It must not be seen to be catering to American wishes and foibles. When peoples’ lives are at stake, the Security council must convene to deal with the problem. There, at least, any member’s lack of concern or lack of humanity can be shown through the way they vote. They can be targeted for derision and censure.

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