Houthi Rebels and the General People’s Congress has confirmed that the ex-President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed. This will no doubt escalate the conflict in Yemen.
More than 8,670 people have been killed and 49,960 injured since March 2015, according to the UN. The conflict and the blockade have also left 20.7 million people in need of humanitarian aid, created the world’s largest food security emergency, and led to a cholera outbreak that is thought to have killed 2,211 people since April.
Meanwhile, UK arms firms have generated a revenue of at least $8bn from selling arms to Saudi for the conflict.
Commenting, MPACUK spokesperson, Imran Shah said:
“This is clearly a time for the UK government to reconsider its stance in supporting Saudi Arabia’s atrocious campaign in Yemen. The selling of arms only escalates the level of violence, instability and chaos, and with it the need for more arms. This vicious cycle must end. For the good of all civilians there and the region as a whole, Theresa May must cut all military support – both weapons and ‘advisors’ – and bring all factions together to the negotiating table.”
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