A new French involvement with the aggression against Yemen
In a new French involvement in the aggression against Yemen, a cargo ship “Bahri Yanbu”, which is owned by Saudi authorities, is expected to arrive at the French port of Havre to transport French-made artillery pieces destined for Saudi Arabia’s port of Jeddah.
According to the sources, the move sparked widespread controversy in the French parliament.
“More than 60,000 people have been killed and about 16 million Yemenis are threatened with hunger, but France under the name of “Material gain diplomacy” continues to sell arms to Saudi Arabia away of media and public opinion, “Communist MP Jean-Paul said on Tuesday during a session in the National Assembly.
A secret memorandum issued by French intelligence revealed that the Saudi-led coalition is using a “CAESAR self-propelled howitzer” to shell residential areas after it was placed on the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
The French authorities are strongly criticized by the press and many non-governmental organizations for selling weapons to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi may be used against civilians in Yemen.
According to recent statistics for four years of war on Yemen, issued by the Law Center for Rights and Development, the total number of civilian deaths amounted to 15,579, including 9,870 men, 2,452 women and 3,267 children, while the number of wounded reached 24,421, including 18,380 men, 2,557 women and 3,484 children.
The statistics indicated that the coalition’s warplanes destroyed 24,000 service and economic facilities over the past four years.
The destroyed facilities included 15 airports, 16 ports, 2,077 roads and bridges, 2,015 government facilities, 923 schools and institutes, 3638 agricultural fields, 695 mosques, 132 university buildings, 295 factories, 226 tourist facilities, 61 sports facilities, 39 media buildings, 175 archaeological sites and 7,431 commercial establishments.
The coalition warplanes also destroyed and caused damage to 4,514 transport vehicles, 232 fuel trucks, 344 fuel and gas stations, 675 water tanks and networks, 275 hospitals and health facilities, 41,915 homes, 158 power plants and networks, 391 telecommunication networks and stations, 602 food trucks, 310 farms of chicken, cattle and bee and 430 fishing boats, according to the statistics.