Yemen condemns UN termination of expert team investigating Saudi war crimes

Yemen condemns UN termination of expert team investigating Saudi war crimes

The Yemeni Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday that the failure to extend the mandate of the United Nations Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen is “a step towards undermining efforts to establish peace in Yemen.”

The ministry affirmed in a statement that “the treasury of the coalition countries removed Saudi Arabia from the list of shameful violators of children’s rights and ended the work of the UN team of eminent international and regional experts on Yemen.”

The statement expressed the National Salvation Government’s appreciation for the positions of the countries that voted in favour of the draft resolution meant to extend the mandate of the group of experts, which is the only international mechanism that actually investigates human rights violations and crimes committed by the aggression coalition in Yemen for the past six years.

It pointed out that “Saudi Arabia has been seeking, since the beginning of the war on Yemen, to prevent the formation of any independent international investigation mechanism to investigate its crimes committed in Yemen, using all means to achieve this.”

The Ministry’s statement confirmed that the coalition countries have committed “the most heinous war crimes against the Yemeni people that have ever been seen in modern history.”

It pointed out that the termination of the work of the UN team of experts is “a green light for the coalition countries to continue committing crimes against Yemen’s land and people, without any accountability or punishment.

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