Houthis accuse UN of participation in aggression on Yemen

2020-08-23 | Since 8 Month

Abdulaziz bin Habtour
SANAA (Debriefer)--The Houthi Group on Sunday renewed accusations against the United Nations of participating in the killing of the Yemeni people and the aggression on Yemen during the past five years.

Prime minister in the Houthi salvation government, Abdulaziz bin Habtour, said the UN is providing a political cover for the aggression states that have committed heinous crimes against civilians in front of the eyes of the Security Council.

Bin Habtour's statement came two days after his meeting in Sanaa with the UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande.

Yemen has been devastated by a six-year war which broke out after the Iran-aligned Houthis ousted the government of internationally recognised president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and seized the capital Sanaa in late 2014. It escalated after a Saudi-led coalition launched a military intervention against the Houthis in March 2015.

More than 100.000 civilians have been killed in the conflict, mostly by Saudi-led airstrikes, according to UN reports.

In addition, the conflict has caused what the UN says is the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 80% of the population, around 22 million people, in need of humanitarian aid.

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