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Published Date: Tuesday 11 September 2018 - 13:30:30
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American paper blames US for Yemen's humanitarian disaster

American paper blames US for Yemen's humanitarian disaster
World  - An article published by the Morning Call slams US policies, saying that Washington is involved in war crimes against Yemeni people.

Referring to the long time Washington's supports of the Saudi policies in the region, the newspaper concludes the US role in the Saudi-led coalition attacks is significant.

"Besides selling weapons to the Saudis and other coalition members (bringing billions to US war industries), we are refueling the Saudi war planes mid-air. And, US Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. told NPR recently that US personnel sit in the Saudi targeting center, helping them pick the places they will bomb in Yemen."

Last August, 40 Yemeni children were killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a school bus in the village of Dahyan by a US-made 500 pound laser-guided bomb produced by Lockheed Martin.

While the UN has documented over 6,000 civilians killed and most observers say the death toll is likely much higher, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis recently renewed US commitment to continue backing the coalition despite civilian casualties.

The paper also blames Washngton for the failure peace talks, saying that "as long as the US gives moral cover to the Saudi coalition meaningful negotiations are not likely."

"Because we are all responsible in some measure for the suffering of Yemenis, we need to find ways to help end what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian disaster," the report says.

The Saudi-backed coalition soon invaded the Arab world's poorest nation in an attempt to reinstall the former Riyadh-friendly officials to power despite their resignation. The kingdom has also imposed an all-out blockade on Yemen, which according to the UN is now the scene of the world's worst man-made crisis.

The war has unleashed a humanitarian and economic crisis on the already impoverished country.

Thousands have been killed in the Saudi-led invasion, and the country has been pushed close to the edge of famine. A cholera outbreak, resulting from the devastation of Yemen's health infrastructure, has also claimed more than 2,000 lives.

 

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Published Date: Tuesday 11 September 2018 - 13:30:30
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