News ID: 318170
Published: 0257 GMT November 23, 2021

US peace claim ‘desperate attempt’ to cover up crimes against Yemenis: Foreign Ministry

US peace claim ‘desperate attempt’ to cover up crimes against Yemenis: Foreign Ministry
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Damaged buildings are seen after Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes in Yemen.

Saudi-led coalition attacks continue; three civilians killed

Yemen’s Foreign Ministry condemned the US hypocrisy over the Saudi war, saying Washington claims to be promoting peace while it is practically supporting the bloody war in a bid to deceive the public opinion about its crimes against the impoverished nation.

In a statement carried by Saba news agency, the ministry said the statements and positions by a number of American officials are based on “double standards,” as they pretend to be calling for an end to the war, while actually pursuing their hostile and oppressive policies against Yemen and its people, Press TV reported.

“The phony hype and false claims of the United States about its efforts to achieve peace in Yemen are merely a desperate attempt to deceive the public opinion in the US and other countries,” the statement read.

“The US hype is merely a cover for the country’s crimes and systematic terrorism against Yemen.”

It further criticized the US government’s role in directing and supporting the Saudi-Emirati war coalition, saying it has imposed an economic war, famine, and blockade on Yemen and based terrorist and extremist elements there.

Speaking at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain’s capital on Saturday, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin claimed that his country is working “to end the tragic war in Yemen … and to end the suffering of the Yemeni people”.

 

Coalition attacks

 

Without referring to the Saudi crimes against the Yemenis, he called on the Ansarullah movement to “stop their attacks, both on Saudi territory and inside Yemen”.

On Tuesday, three Yemeni civilians lost their lives after Saudi-led coalition conducted an airstrike in the border town of Manbeh in Sa’ada Province.

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition also carried out several airstrikes against the impoverished country's densely-populated capital, claiming to seek to hit "military targets" there.

The attacks targeted Sana'a's northern neighborhoods, Reuters reported, citing the kingdom's state television.

The coalition, which said its assaults were targeting "legitimate" targets in the city, sufficed to "ask civilians not to gather around or approach potential targets" before strafing the areas, the news agency said.

"Violent explosions" rocked the targeted neighborhoods following the coalition raids, residents told Reuters.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on its southern neighbor in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allied states.

The aim was to return to power the former Riyadh-backed regime and crush the popular Ansarullah movement which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective government in Yemen.

 

 

   
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