wnol.info June 19 2018

Saudi Arabia Denounces UN Support for Coup Militias in Yemen

June 19 2018, 02:36 | Irvin Gilbert

Supporters of Yemen's Houthi militias in the streets of Sanna in 2014

Supporters of Yemen's Houthi militias in the streets of Sanna in 2014

The Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen said on the evening of November 1that it is investigating accusations its forces targeted a popular market in northern Yemen's Houthi-held Saada province, allegedly killing at least 29 people, the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Residents at the scene picked through the remnants of stalls, some still smouldering, reduced to spindly metal frames and scattered wreckage, AFP photos showed. Al-Ezi is head of health directorate of Saada, a stronghold of Iran-backed Shiite rebels known as Houthis.

There was no immediate reaction from the coalition.

In addition to condemning the recent airstrike of Saudi warplanes against a market in Saada of Yemen, which has reportedly killed at least 29 civilians and injured dozens, Bahram Ghasemi, the Spokesman of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, urged the United Nations and other global organizations to investigate the case and condemn Saudi bombardment of civilians in Yemen.

In October, the United Nations blacklisted the coalition for killing civilians and children.

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In a statement, Ansarullah's politburo blamed the United Nations and global community for failing to stop crimes committed by Saudi-led aggression.

The Saudi-led coalition - which also includes UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Kuwait - has been also imposing a blockade on the impoverished country's ports and airports as a part of the aggression.

More than 10,000 people have been killed in more than two years of civil war that has ruined the economy and pushed millions to the brink of starvation. A cholera outbreak peaked in June with thousands being admitted to clinics run by aid organization MSF.

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