Saudi Arabia hits back over ‘war crimes’ allegations in Yemen

Issue 1021 - 09 Sep 2016 | 4 minute read

International pressure is growing over Saudi Arabia’s actions in Yemen, where civilian – and medical – targets are regularly hit in missions intended to attack Houthi positions. The issue is gaining greater traction among mainstream western politicians – and, more quietly, in several Arab capitals, including Gulf Co-operation Council member Muscat – as well as from Amnesty International and other advocacy groups, who have been lobbying on the issue for many months. However, signs are that Riyadh will carry on regardless as long as key allies like the United States and United Kingdom stay onside.

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