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“Saudi Blockade Has Pushed Yemenis to Brink of Famine”
February 28, 2018 - 08:32
Iran’s Minister of Justice Seyyed Alireza Avaei addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 27, 2018 / Photo retrieved from Reuters
Iran’s Justice Minister Alireza Avaei says the blockade imposed on Yemen by Saudi Arabia has pushed about 17 million civilians to the brink of a devastating famine.
In an address to the UN Human Rights Council’s 37th session in Geneva, the Iranian official said the massive sanctions imposed on Yemen by Saudi Arabia have cut all imports into the impoverished nation from food to fuels.
“War on Yemen rages on as it is dragging into its third year. There is no end in sight for the war,” he said, as reported by IRIB News Agency.
The Iranian official added the condition in Yemen has deteriorated and turned into a humanitarian crisis with massive ruins and stark violations of human rights.
Saudi Arabia has been leading a deadly war against Yemen from the air, land, and sea since 2015 in an attempt to reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
The war has killed thousands of innocent civilians and destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure as well as schools and factories.
The UN has described the situation in Yemen as the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”
Riyadh — Addressing a press conference Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that 18,000 vessels are now docked in Yemen and 22 ports are currently in operation.
Al-Maliki stressed that the Coalition forces are committed to fighting terrorism.
He also called for the protection of archeological monuments and the need to prevent their trafficking and smuggling.
Al- Maliki demonstrated with videos and pictures the attacks that targeted Houthi militias near the Saudi-Yemeni border showing the militia elements’ attempts to camouflage operations in order to plant and transport mines.
The spokesman said that the Coalition welcomed the material evidence proving the Iranian regime’s involvement in supporting terrorist organizations with ballistic missiles, drones, speedboats and mines to further complicate the situation in Yemen and create chaos in the region.
A Yemeni fighter loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi stands on an armed pick up truck near Kahbub, on a mountainous area overlooking the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait at the entrance to the Red Sea. (AFP)
DUBAI: Yemeni forces have made advances in the Arhab directorate, northeast of Sanaa, after fierce clashes with Iran-backed Houthi militia, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
A military source said that the army was able to advance to the region of Oran and assumed control of key positions on roads leading to the areas of Al-Jouf, Naham and Arhab.
The source said that three Houthi militia leaders and 17 militants were killed in the clashes, while the rest fled from their positions towardSanaa, leaving behind weaponry and equipment.
In the Naham district east of Sanaa, Yemeni forces reclaimed strategic positions from the Houthis after clashes that resulted in the death of 13 militants, including two prominent field commanders.
The army also launched an attack on militia positions on the Maimana Al-Maimana front ,north of Naham, which lead to the liberation of several strategic positions on the Al-Zilzal mountain range.
The army continued its advancement to reclaim the remaining areas north of the province of Dboua, after more intense skirmishes took place with Houthi fighters.
In Taiz, Yemeni forces liberated areas in the western corner of the province.
File photo showing newly recruited Houthi militia take an oath as they parade before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters)
SANAA: Yemeni medical officials say fighting outside the capital between Houthi militia and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government has killed more than 55 people on both sides.
The officials said Saturday that the clashes took place in Nihm district, about 30 miles northeast of the rebel-held capital, Sanaa. Dozens were also wounded over the past 24 hours, they added.
They also said fighting killed at least 25 people on both sides along Yemen’s west coast, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.
The Houthis militia supported by Iran, seized Sanaa in September 2014 after they drove out the internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
A Saudi-led coalition backing Hadi has been fighting to defeat the Iran-backed Houthis since March 2015.
We are approaching 90% control of Yemen by the Yemeni government, KSA and the Arab coalition. Advances are made each week as well but given the complexity of this conflict, Yemen's geography and size, it will take its time which is fine. Better to do a slower but more accurate job while learning from your mistakes. Casualties have been minimal compared to the enemy anyway given the nature of this war and its length (3 years soon).
Given MbS comments recently, we can't be too far away from some kind of conclusion.
Current map of control.
Saudi Arabia should just let Russia take over the op. 1 month I guarantee all would be red.
Russia brought its Air force in Syria while Saudis have full superiority in Yemen ..the problem lies somewhere else ...
We know where it lies, you are talking about the descendants of Prophet Mohamed saws..you can be banned in this forum, for the mere fact that you insinuate that they are killing innocents...You must say that they are killing martiens who happened to be Houthis....
Yen is 90% liberated and Saudi casualties are low.....
The day that Saudi Arabia pacifies Yemen will be the day where the entire area from the Gulf to Aden to the Southern borders of Irak will be known Al Aradhie el Houthiya el mouwahada....
can you imagine this joke of an army entering syria
poor sudanese forced on the front line whilst hadi mercs protect saudi border.
you guys need to stfu, much as I hate the Saudi government and the paid trolls here like saif al arab, hijaz and the sc these men have most probably no choice in this conflict other then being soldiers of a vile and disgusting regime, that is why they are not putting up a fight compared to something they would have otherwise believed in.
Overall it is just a sad state of affairs and hope this conflict is resolved soon as possible.
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