Sana’a Responds to Saudi Complaint Submitted to Security Council

Foreign Minister in Sana’a government Hisham Sharaf sent a letter on Monday to the Chief of the United Nations Security Council.

In the letter, Sharaf referred to the complaint memorandum submitted by Saudi Arabia regarding the attack on Abha airport by the Sana’a forces and its claim of Sanaa’s violation of international law.

The minister said that the Saudi complaint has ignored all crimes and violations committed by the Saudi Air Forces using all types of the internationally prohibited weapons and ammunition, against the Yemeni people and its territories since March 26, 2015.

Sharaf pointed out that Saudi Arabia and its coalition have been imposing the stifling blockade and a policy of collective punishment against the Yemeni people.

“Saudi-led “aggression” is obstructing the entry of ships loaded with oil derivatives and food, creating the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe according to United Nations reports, in violations of the humanitarian law and international conventions,” he added.

He pointed out that in the complaint submitted to the Security Council, Saudi Arabia asserts its right to defend its lands and the safety of its citizens, while at the same time forgetting the similar rights of others.

“The political leadership in Sana’a, represented by the Supreme Political Council and the Salvation Government, calls for peace and takes seriously international diplomatic and political moves, especially the call of US President Joe Biden, the European position to bring peace to Yemen, as well as the UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths’ efforts, which aims to end the war and lift the comprehensive siege on Yemen, and achieve a political settlement and sustainable peace,” the minister added.

For the success of these diplomatic moves, Sharaf stressed the importance of creating the appropriate climate and completing confidence-building measures, which will aim at the immediate mutual ceasefire and lifting the comprehensive blockade for land, sea, airports of Yemen, especially Sana’a International Airport.