Saudi Arabia and UAE sinking millions into propaganda to justify war on Yemen

Saudi Arabia and UAE sinking millions into propaganda to justify war on Yemen

Confidential documents have revealed that Saudi Arabia and the UAE have spent millions of dollars on experts and research institutions in an attempt to legalise their war on Yemen.

Documents published by the Hayrout website show how Saudi Arabia and the UAE used scientists and experts to justify the war in Yemen and counter any rhetoric calling for an end to the war or seeking to uncover crimes resulting from the war and its dramatic consequences.

One of the documents showed a budget of $20 million for just one year, provided by the UAE to the Middle East Institute through a UAE realtor in the United States of America, named Yusuf al-Otaiba, which has led the Institute over the past years to vigorously defend the war against Yemen.

The documents also confirmed the involvement of the former US ambassador to Yemen, Gerald Feierstein, who is currently Senior Fellow and Director for Gulf Affairs and Government Relations in the Middle East Institute.

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