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US, UK, France complicit in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis: Analyst

Workers inspect damage at the site of an air strike on the maintenance hub at Hudaydah port, on May 27, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Saudi Arabia is committing war crimes in Yemen’s Hudaydah port city and the United States, Britain and France are complicit in the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the impoverished Arab nation, an analyst says. 

“This port is very important for getting in food and medicine, fuel and you have the worst humanitarian crisis in the planet and it may get worse maybe ten times more if you are going to have maybe eight million plus people starving to death and this is all something that the United States, Britain and France are complicit in,” Edward Corrigan, international human rights lawyer, told Press TV in an interview on Thursday.

“It is a terrible situation and it shouldn’t be allowed and the Security Council should be taking strong stance and impose punishing embargo against the Saudis and the UAE and get rid of the mercenaries that are waging the war,” he added.

During the past few days, warplanes belonging to the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition have hit the airport of Hudaydah with dozens of airstrikes, as Saudi-supported militia loyal to Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi attempt to gain ground toward the compound.

The invasion of Hudaydah has already triggered fears of a fresh humanitarian crisis in a country where more than 22 million people are in need of aid, including 8.4 million who are at risk of starvation.


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