Ali al-Dailami stated in a statement on Sunday that children in Yemen are being harmed directly or indirectly by the ongoing Saudi-led onslaught, whether as a result of mines, cluster bombs, explosive war leftovers, or the strict embargo.
He once more condemned the 2018 Saudi-led coalition attack in Yemen’s Sa’ada province, which resulted in at least 51 child fatalities and at least 76 further injuries next to a school bus in the bustling market of Dhahyan.
Dailami voiced his profound concern at the erosion of moral principles and the lack of justice in the purportedly international humanitarian institutions.
He condemned the attempts to whitewash crimes being perpetrated against Yemeni children, saying the bids come at the same time as hollow claims about measures to protect the children’s lives and rights.
“Such behavior is a major scandal for the international community, as it shows that deals have been concluded at the expense of the blood of Yemeni children,” he said.
In March 2015, Saudi Arabia launched a vicious war of aggression against Yemen with the support of a few of its regional allies, such as the United Arab Emirates, as well as significant shipments of cutting-edge weaponry from the US and Western Europe.
The Western governments continued to provide Riyadh with political and logistical backing in their vain attempt to oust the former Saudi-installed administration in Yemen.
Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, the previous head of the Yemeni government, left his position as president in late 2014 and then fled to Riyadh because of a political dispute with Houthis. In the absence of a functioning government, the movement has been managing Yemen’s affairs.
The war further led to the killing of tens of thousands of Yemenis and turned the entire nation into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.