Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

KSA at Human Rights Council: Military operations of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen is committed to international law

Geneva, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today thanked the High Commissioner for Human Rights for her positive report on Yemen under item 10, stressing the importance of supporting national investigative mechanisms through the intensification of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to support the Yemeni National Commission of Inquiry, which subsequently issues reports on allegations raised regarding violations and any approach to dealing with Yemen must be accompanied by the consent of the state concerned, Yemen.

The Head of the Humanitarian Affairs Section of the Kingdom's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Fahd bin Mohammed bin Monekhir, said in a speech to the Human Rights Council, "The Coalition for Restoring Legitimacy in Yemen is fully committed to its military operations in accordance with the rules of the international humanitarian law and international human rights law. It is also committed to conduct the necessary investigation into any incidents where allegations of violations or irregularities arise during military operations and to prosecute those found guilty of any violations."

He added, "The Joint Accident Assessment Team continues to carry out its mandated tasks and investigate all incidents involving alleged civilian damages."

He stressed the Kingdom's commitment to continue providing relief and development support to the brothers in Yemen, where this year it contributed $ 750 million to the humanitarian response plan for Yemen, and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) through MASAM project contributed to remove more than 91 thousand mines and protect and rehabilitate children recruited by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia.

He also affirmed the Kingdom's support for the efforts of UN Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis, based on the Gulf initiative, and the results of the National Dialogue Conference and Security Council Resolution 2216, pointing to the importance of joining international efforts to support the legitimate government of Yemen, press Houthi militias to heed the will of the international community and hold them responsible for the situation in Yemen.

He stressed the need to implement the Stockholm Agreement strictly, while the Iranian-backed terrorist militia continues to violate the agreement through more than 6,300 breaches, and non-compliance with the ceasefire in Hodeidah, while those militias continue to violate international laws by confiscating and looting humanitarian aid, and their continued launching of ballistic missiles and drones loaded with explosives targeting civilian facilities, airports and economic facilities in the Kingdom and inside Yemen.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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