Amids a humanitarian catastrophe of, well, biblical dimension in Yemen, the BBC’s Lyse Doucet interviewed yesterday Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister, Adel al-Jubeir. Visibly miffed by insisting Doucet, the 55-yr-old indeed soft-spoke about Iran as the root cause of the conflict in Yemen since, believe it or not, 1979 when late Ayatollah Khomeini led the Iranian Revolution and promised to export it to other Muslim countries.
As ridiculous that claim appears, it exposes the grudge of the Saudi regime. After more than two years of relentless bombarding the tiny neighboring country, the poorest in the region, there is no real progress. Rebel groups, the Houthis, had dared to dismiss the “elected” (by a ridiculous 99.8% margin) but rather imposed, by the Saudi hegemon, on Yemen president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is now living in exile in the Kingdom.
The ballistic missile which was fired at the capital Riyadh by Houthis on November 6 and which might or might not had been manufactured by Iran, led to further escalation and a blockade which puts now millions of Yemenis at risk for starvation.
Al-Jubeir claims, enough is enough. Well, he should know that his country is committing war crimes and genocide.
17 November 2017 @ 2:10 pm.
Last modified November 17, 2017.