A senior Yemeni official denounces the U.S. for attaching more importance to its military contracts than to the human lives destroyed by the weapons it sells.
The president of the Yemeni Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Muhamad Ali al-Houthi, said Saturday that the White House’s decision to continue supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia and the countries that support it in aggression against Yemen shows that Washington gives more importance to its military contracts than to the human lives that its weapons cut.
Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, attacked U.S. senators on Friday for adopting legislation prohibiting U.S. military assistance to Riyadh and its allies in their attacks on Yemen, and bet on continuing such assistance.
According to Al-Houthi, Pompeo’s statements show that Washington cares nothing if the weapons they sell to other countries are used to massacre, because it only has in mind that the U.S. profits from the conflicts that take place in the world.
“In his statements Pompeo assured that supporting the invaders is like supporting the creation of jobs and generating income from the sale of arms” that are used to kill Yemeni civilians, denounces the Yemeni high command.
He also warned that all countries that sell arms and provide military assistance to Saudi Arabia and the invading countries of Yemen are complicit in the crimes and human rights violations committed by Riyadh and its henchmen.
With 54 votes in favor and 46 against, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a resolution ending Washington’s military and logistical support for Riyadh’s war campaign and its allies against Yemen (from March 2015), where they commit daily war crimes using U.S. weapons to restore former Yemeni fugitive Abdu Rabu Mansur Hadi to power and fight the popular Ansarola movement.
Yet U.S. President Donald Trump, who appears to have a close and friendly relationship with the Riyadh authorities, has threatened to veto the bill even if it is approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.