Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019

Kuwait slams flawed report on Yemen

Geneva, Kuwait on Wednesday was highly critical of a report prepared by UN experts over alleged human rights abuses in war-torn Yemen.

"The report is deeply flawed in many ways and seems to hurl false accusations at the Saudi-led Coalition," Kuwait's permanent delegate to the UN Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim told the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council. He singled out the UN experts for holding the coalition of Arab states fighting against Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi militia accountable for the lion's share of human rights violations in Yemen, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

"The Arab Coalition never ceased to cooperate with UN specialists in Yemen to ensure that civilian casualties are averted," the Kuwaiti diplomat emphasized. He went on to give the Arab alliance credit for their "efforts to restore normalcy and hope to the lives of the Yemeni people," lamenting the adversity they have had to withstand since the war in Yemen broke out.

The Kuwaiti envoy excoriated the Houthis for their wanton acts of aggression that flagrantly violate international humanitarian laws, citing more than $ 350 million worth of Kuwaiti aid that has poured into Yemen in recent years.

Amid the UN Human Rights Council session, a bevy of experts and specialists engage in compelling discussions over human rights conditions across the world.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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