Today, Saturday, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia defied critics of the current situation in Yemen; In reference to the Houthi rebels, and other unnamed countries and groups.
Its permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah Al-Mouallimi, said in a defiant tone, “If someone wants to criticize the political situation in Yemen, and to criticize the current situation in Yemen, he must highlight his qualifications for that, as no country in the world has provided humanitarian, economic and medical assistance to the Yemeni people. Just like Saudi Arabia did.” According to the agency “SPA”.
He added, “What assistance did the countries leading this move provide to Yemen to support it in its humanitarian crisis? And what are the bases on which they rely in criticizing the Kingdom or other countries in this regard?”
He continued: “The only way to end the suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people and end the Yemeni crisis lies in the Yemeni parties reaching a political solution in accordance with international and regional references and initiatives, the latest of which was the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a ceasefire and the resumption of political dialogue.”
He pointed out that “the countries that politicize these issues today are not immune from crimes and violations against human rights within and outside their borders, according to what is clear from their human rights records.”
Riyadh asked “the international community to stand honest and serious against the politicization of human rights issues, and to deal realistically with crises and international issues in accordance with international resolutions if we want to reach peaceful solutions that include the interests of all.”
Saudi Arabia rejected “any attempts to politicize human rights issues and remove them from their natural forum, the Human Rights Council.”
She affirmed her rejection of these attempts, “specifically from those countries that commit human rights violations and at the same time criticize others, ignoring their weaknesses and mistakes.”
It attacked an international coalition calling for alternative mechanisms to monitor human rights violations in Yemen, after a UN council ended the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts last month.
And she renewed her welcome to the Human Rights Council’s adoption of the resolution that ended the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts entitled “Providing technical assistance to Yemen and building its capacities in the field of human rights” listed under Item 10.
She said that the adoption of the resolution by consensus “confirms the keenness of the member states and the international community to support the efforts of the Yemeni National Committee and its reports issued in accordance with international standards, and to find a realistic solution to the Yemeni crisis.”
The ambassador considered the Saudi ambassador: “The council members’ rejection of the resolution confirms their conviction of the unprofessionalism of the team of eminent experts on Yemen in drafting its biased reports, which ignored international initiatives and resolutions that are the basis for resolving the Yemeni crisis, foremost of which is Security Council Resolution 2216, as well as the team’s misuse of the mandate granted.” In an unprecedented manner, he obtained most of his information from non-governmental organizations aligned with the rebel terrorist Houthi militia.
He added, “These countries drew their information from an unprofessional team of experts, after it obtained its information from unreliable and biased sources of the Houthi coup militia.”
Al-Mouallimi rejected “attempts by some countries to cancel the legitimacy of the Human Rights Council, and to make its decisions devoid of any value” after some of them went to the General Assembly and presented a joint statement in an attempt to blame other countries for their failure and dictate their actions, which is unacceptable and considered Undermining the Human Rights Council, politicizing human rights issues, and turning a blind eye to the main cause of the Yemeni crisis, which is the Houthi militias’ coup against the legitimacy of the Yemeni people and their intransigence in reaching a political solution.
This comes in conjunction with the continuation of international and regional moves to end the war in Yemen, in light of the Houthi rebels’ escalation of their attack towards Marib.