U.S.-enabled Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

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During an emergency closed-door Security Council session on Yemen held on May 1, the U.S. blocked a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire necessary to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the country.

Washington’s refusal to support a humanitarian ceasefire for Yemen comes despite the mid-April finding by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization that food reserves in the country were running out and despite reports by the International Committee of the Red Cross of “an alarming shortage of virtually everything needed to sustain life.”

Before the UNSC emergency meeting two days ago, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had himself stepped in to point out that fuel shortages now threaten to bring all relief operations to a halt “‘within days, echoing alarm from the International Red Cross and other embattled aid agencies.”

The war crimes the Saudis are committing in Yemen have not been reported or identified as such by any…

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