UN: US, France, UK may be complicit in Yemen war crimes

Posted on 16 Σεπτέμβριος 2019

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UN: US, France, UK may be complicit in Yemen war crimes

The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, Reuters reported the United Nations saying today.

UN investigators compiled a secret list of possible international war crimes suspects, drawn from their latest report into violations during the four-year conflict between a coalition of Arab states and the Houthi movement that controls Yemen’s capital.

Investigators found potential crimes on both sides, while also highlighting the role Western countries play as key backers of the Arab states and Iran plays in support of the Houthis.

The report accused the anti-Houthi coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of killing civilians in air strikes and deliberately denying them food in a country facing famine. The Houthis for their part have shelled cities, deployed child soldiers and used “siege-like warfare”, it said.

 

Full report:

 

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190903-un-us-france-uk-may-be-complicit-in-yemen-war-crimes/

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