Parl. member deplores EU support for aggressors in Yemen

TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) – A member of the European Parliament has lashed out at the European Union for boasting of so-called ‘values’ on the one hand, but continuing their support to the aggressors to Yemen on the other hand.

Mick Wallace, an independent Irish member of the European Parliament, tweeted on Friday that while millions of people are starving in Yemen, the Western countries continue their support to the Saudi-UAE coalition’s aggression against the war-torn country.

He questioned the Europeans’ so-called “values” that are in contrast with their actual measures, including the arms sales to the aggressors.

Wallace also rebuked the Western double standards on human rights saying, “Do the lives of Yemenis not matter?”

While the EU members always talk about the “European Values”, the European countries are major suppliers of weapons in the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of Riyadh-allied former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the popular Houthi movement.

The United Nations has highlighted the need for a ceasefire in Yemen and warned that the Saudi-led aggression has claimed tens of thousands of lives in the impoverished Arab country over the last six years.

The war has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen's infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.

The Houthi Ansarullah movement, backed by armed forces, has been defending Yemen against the Saudi-led alliance, preventing the aggressors from fulfilling the objectives of the atrocious war.

MR

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