Saudi employs 'deception' to evade responsibility for Yemen catastrophe
Iran Press TV
Monday, 30 November 2020 6:51 PM
Yemen's Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf Abdullah says Saudi Arabia has been desperately attempting to evade responsibility for an unfolding catastrophe against the backdrop of its campaign of death and destruction against Yemen.
Abdullah said in a statement on Monday that authorities in Riyadh must be held accountable for causing the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history.
The minister also accused the Saudi regime of playing a game of deception and hindering any effort sponsored by the United Nations on achieving a humanitarian ceasefire.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Yemeni minister called on the international community to pressure the Saudi-led coalition into ending its onslaught and blockade on the Yemeni people.
The statement was made in response to remarks by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud at the 47th session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which was held in Nigeria. He blamed Yemen's armed forces and Houthi Ansarullah fighters for launching missile and drone attacks on the kingdom.
Yemeni armed forces recently targeted a distribution plant owned by the Saudi Aramco petroleum product company in the port city of Jeddah with an advanced homegrown ballistic missile.
Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a member of Yemen's Supreme Political Council, has already warned Saudi Arabia against its continued acts of aggression.
"The more Saudi Arabia continues its war on Yemen, the stronger Yemeni army forces will target vital installations inside the kingdom in defense of their homeland and dignity," Arabic-language al-Masirah television network quoted Houthi as saying on Friday.
In March 2015, the regime in Riyadh set up a coalition against Yemen to restore to power former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crush Ansarullah. More than five years into the campaign, Al Saud has failed to fulfill its objectives.
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