President Mahdi al-Mashat sends official message to UN on United Nations Day

President Mahdi al-Mashat sends official message to UN on United Nations Day

President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat, has sent on Sunday a cable of congratulations to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on the occasion of United Nations Day.

In the cable, al-Mashat addressed Guterres, saying that Yemen was one of the first countries to join the United Nations, “which bears the responsibility of maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations between countries, and achieving international cooperation.”

“Since 1947, Yemen has been keen to actively participate in all forums of the United Nations and its various programs and to cooperate fully in various fields. However unfortunately, the United Nations has been playing a negative role in Yemen in providing political cover for the horrific crimes committed by the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition since March 26, 2015, with its brutal aggression and suffocating siege on the Yemeni people.”

“We have been also surprised by the position of the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which uses double standards and absolves the perpetrator of any responsibility for crimes,” al-Mashat added. “The recent statement of the Security Council, which was accompanied by coalition airstrikes targeting citizens and civilian objects, is clear evidence of this bias.”

The President explained that “the persistence of the UN in adopting this incorrect policy increases the people’s resentment and suffering day after day, until the moment when the UN’s role will become without value to the peoples of the world as a natural result of its departure from their aspirations and from the hopes of the UN Charter and principles.”

“What the Yemeni people are suffering from due to the suffocating air, land and sea blockade, which have affected the lives over 25 million Yemenis and killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis directly and indirectly under UN silence, is a testimony to the denial of all international laws and charters that consider such acts as war crimes and genocide.”

President Mahdi al-Mashat affirmed that the UN failure to renew the mandate of the UN team of eminent international and regional experts is one of the most recent pieces of evidence that proves the reality of continued bias by the UN, and the ability of Saudi money to negatively affect the level of performance of the United Nations and make biased.

“We, in the Republic of Yemen, express the continuation of the Supreme Political Council and the National Salvation Government to cooperate with the United Nations and all international organisations that are based in the capital, Sana’a. We affirm our adherence to our people’s right to independence and freedom. The United Nations should play its humane role towards the Yemeni people.

Finally, we affirm that the seat of the Republic of Yemen at the United Nations is still vacant, and whoever occupies that seat does not represent the interests of the Yemeni people,” al-Mashat concluded.

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