When politics shows its red teeth with a general absence of the most basic human standards, it produces a situation similar to that in Yemen. The US-Saudi-led coalition of war against Yemen were not content with killing by only air strikes that affect most of the Yemeni cities and on a daily basis targeting civilians (according to UN neutral reports). Rather, they pursue those who have not been killed by warplanes’ missiles to kill them through a comprehensive blockade (on land, sea, and air) imposed by Saudi-funded American warships and warplanes. This is an unprecedented unscrupulousness in modern history, thus indifferently trampling on the international legitimacy, represented by the United Nations and its Security Council, which has not granted them any right to do so in all its resolutions regarding Yemen.
The norms of international law and the UN Charter consider this as a crime against humanity, requiring that its perpetrators must be held accountable before the international criminal courts. Of course, this blockade, which is documented by the reports of the UN and neutral organizations, has caused death to thousands of children as a result of the shortage of medicine or food due to the blockade. It also causes death to many elderly people and thousands of patients with various types of incurable diseases that Yemen lacks medical treatment for them. Still, they deprive all citizens of traveling for life-saving treatment abroad or for any other reason, unless the travellers are forced to bear the pains and risks of traveling by road in areas controlled by their mercenaries through a precarious journey for at least 20 hours by car.
Instead of easing the unjust embargo, America and Saudi Arabia recently tightened it and seized all ships loaded with diesel and gasoline (more than 22 ships with UN pass permits) to exacerbate the disaster. As fuel is running out in health institutions, hospitals, and water and electricity generators, this warns of a mass catastrophe for millions of Yemenis (more than twenty five million live in areas under the control of the Sana’a government).
Nevertheless, the world conscience and many free and honest voices in the world are still keeping silent about these inhuman and immoral crimes against the esteemed Yemeni people, who are punished only because they have chosen to take off the garment of cheap dependency on Saudi Arabia and the US and decided, through the blood of its honorable heroes, to establish an independent, just and peaceful country