SANA’A (Web Desk) A former cabinet minister in Britain has said that Saudi Arabia faces “certain defeat” and humiliation in Yemen.In an interview with Middle East Eye, the former Tory secretary for international development Andrew Mitchell also called on Theresa May to use the upcoming visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to pressure the kingdom to halt its bombardment of the country.He added that it was now clear Saudi Arabia would “not win a war from the air and.
Warned that the “human misery and heartache” in Yemen would continue unless UK and international pressure was used to force Saudi Arabia to return to the negotiating table.Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.Nearly 14,000 Yemenis, mostly women, children and.
The elderly, have been killed since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against the impoverished state. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war. The Saudi-led war has also triggered a deadly cholera epidemic and famine across Yemen.Saudi Arabia will not win a war from the air and the certainty of its defeat is underlined by the small scale of the Saudi forces on the ground.
in Yemen,Mitchell said.He added that ministers must take a firm line with the crown prince over Yemen to steer him away from a “failed policy that has brought misery and heartache” to Yemen.His comments come after shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry demanded that May stops “bowing and scraping” to the crown prince and halts the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.