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Yemen is a humanitarian black hole, and the UK is partially responsible. When Britain arms Saudi Arabia, it automatically loses the claim to be a pillar of democracy and human rights, says Dr. Riaz Karim, Director of Veritas Institute for Strategic Studies.
The Saudi-led coalition has intensified its strikes on the Yemen port of Hodeidah, which could result in civilians getting trapped, the United Nations human rights office has warned. This also threatens a humanitarian operation aimed at delivering vital supplies.
The US has deployed an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer off the coast of Yemen, according to media reports. The battleship will protect US interests in the region following an attack on a Saudi military vessel which killed two sailors.
We have witnessed big payoffs to the Pentagon in the form of the ability to sell arms to the Saudis – at least to $200 billion estimated over two decades - to American arms makers, Gareth Porter, investigative journalist, told RT.
At least two sailors have been killed after a Saudi warship came under attack off Yemen’s coast. The Saudi military claimed it was a “suicide boat” attack, but an unnamed Houthi rebel source said the vessel was “destroyed” by an anti-ship missile.