The shocking cynicism of Saudi Arabia about Yemen war
All of this can be blamed on the Saudi-led coalition, whose jets have repeatedly bombed hospitals and whose warships have stopped numerous aid shipments.
Saudi Arabia escapes the human rights in the world, from the back door, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir entered to escape the demonstrators who were standing in front of the gate of the European Parliament building in the Belgian capital Brussels.
The meeting comes after a recent UN report found that the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in the Yemen have committed violations of international humanitarian law, including Saudi-led air strikes on civilian targets.
During a round-table briefing with reporters, a reporter asked Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir about how he would justify the enormous human toll. His answer, delivered in the calmest of tones, managed to be strikingly cynical.
Al-Jubeir, heading towards the back door, realized that the trucks carrying pictures of his King Mohammed bin Salman in London and a number of European cities as an unwelcome war criminal.
The demonstrators oppose Al-Jubeir visit in an official capacity because of the accusations of war crimes in relation to the matter of Yemen.
Saudi Arabia and its allies have imposed a blockade on imports to Yemen both overseas and via air. This blockade, combined with bombing raids targeting civilian infrastructure, is the key reason why the humanitarian situation is so dire.
So you can see why Jubeir claiming credit for funding humanitarian relief efforts in Yemen is so unconvincing. It’s like someone burning down your house, leaving a sack of cash on your doorstep.