Yemeni Foreign Minister condemns hypocrisy of US meeting with Saudi-led aggression countries

Yemeni Foreign Minister condemns hypocrisy of US meeting with Saudi-led aggression countries

Foreign Minister of Yemen Hisham Sharaf considered the results of the meeting of the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in New York, as “a continuation of the hypocrisy and political deception practiced by this group in front of the world.”

Minister Sharaf stressed that the aforementioned meeting, which called the current situation of the Saudi-UAE aggressive coalition against Yemen “a conflict facing Iran’s aggressive behavior in the Gulf,” is a mere attempt to appear before the international community as doves of peace in the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf.

“As if Washington and the aggressive coalition of Riyadh had nothing to do with the tragedy of Yemen and the suffering of its people that began on March 26, 2015 with intense aerial raids by them, which included squadrons of fighters of those countries backed by reconnaissance, monitoring and aerial refueling by the US Air Force. The video files and archives of the defence ministries and huge firms testify to this,” Sharaf said.

Minister Sharaf advised the US Secretary of State to acknowledge to the world that “what is happening in Yemen is a full-fledged military aggression, in which the US administration participated during the Obama administration, and not an internal conflict as they are trying to promote.”

He also reminded the Scretary of his duty to return to the details of President Joe Biden’s pledge before and after the elections, when he promised to end the Saudi war and the suffering in Yemen and to stop American support for this aggression. The Minister advised Blinken to keep to his president’s promises, instead of “condemning the defensive attacks by Sana’a forces on legitimate targets in Saudi Arabia, which are not comparable to the thousands of Saudi sorties and aerial bombardments against various regions of the Republic of Yemen, and the killing and destruction it caused.”

Moreover, Minister Hisham Sharaf noted that the claims about Iran’s interference in Yemen when addressing Saudi Arabia’s aggression against the people and land of Yemen “is clearly exposed after the Iranian-Saudi consultations, which the Saudi king praised 48 hours ago, and was published by the official Saudi media.”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterated Sana’a’s “welcome to all just and clear calls and initiatives for peace in Yemen,” stressing that “these calls will find an easy and acceptable course by establishing the principle of creating trust, and understanding what the Yemeni people want through during seven years of suffering.”