The victory of a new Saudi diplomat at the United Nations Human Rights Council has angered the unrecognized Houthi rebel government.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the militia government said, in a statement seen by “The Yemeni Scene”, that “the failure to extend the mandate of the United Nations Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen is a disgrace to the Human Rights Council.”
She pointed out that this is “a disregard for international humanitarian law and human rights law, and an undermining of efforts aimed at bringing peace to Yemen.”
It accused Saudi Arabia of terminating the work of the UN team of eminent international and regional experts on Yemen.
She noted that the termination of the work of the United Nations team of experts represents the green light for the coalition countries.
This comes after Dr. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, the former Yemeni Foreign Minister, affirmed that “the failure to renew the work of the commission to investigate war crimes in Yemen by the Human Rights Council undermines confidence in the Council.”
And the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations in Geneva, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasel, said yesterday, Friday, that “the decision of the Human Rights Council to end the mandate of its investigators in Yemen confirms the victory of Saudi diplomacy.”
Bahrain, Russia and other members of the United Nations Human Rights Council voted last Thursday to close the commission’s investigations into war crimes in Yemen, in a painful defeat for Western countries that sought to maintain the mission; According to the agency “Reuters”.
Members voted narrowly to reject a Dutch-led decision to give independent investigators two more years to monitor atrocities in the Yemen conflict.