A report reveals that Saudi Arabia is seeking a strategy to emerge from its deadly war in Yemen amidst a severe lack of resources.
“The resources and reputation of the Saudis have already been exhausted by the (Yemeni) conflict. I think they see a need to end the war, (but) they don’t know how to do it,” Robert Malley, director of the International Crisis Group (ICG), said in a report released Sunday.
The non-governmental organisation, which aims to resolve and prevent international armed conflicts, proposes that Saudi governors focus on a “political solution” since “they have never achieved their objectives in Yemen”.
“The coalition led by Saudi Arabia needs to stop thinking about how to achieve a theoretical victory and, in this way, commit itself completely to finding a political solution, although this measure will result in the reinforcement of the Yemeni popular forces (Ansarola),” adds the agency’s note.
The ICG has also urged the US government to halt its full support for the Riyadh regime and suspend arms exports to the Arab kingdom until this brutal military campaign against the Yemeni people ends.
On April 4, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution urging the Administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to cease all military support for the Riyadh-led coalition in the war against Yemen.
Since March 2015, the Saudi regime and its allies, including the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have been committing war crimes in Yemen with all kinds of weapons on a daily basis, with the aim of restoring former Yemeni fugitive Abdu Rabu Mansur Hadi to power.
U.S. logistical and armament support for the Saudi regime provokes criticism worldwide, as Riyadh’s military intervention has plunged the Yemenis into a catastrophic situation, leaving more than 60,000 civilians dead in the poorest country in the Arab world.