SANA’A – The head of the national negotiation delegation, Mohammed Abdul Salam, has commented on the remarks made by the French Foreign Minister about the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen.
“The remark made by French Foreign Minister is welcome, but it is not enough unless it is translated into practice by Paris stopping the sales of weapons to the countries of aggression,” Mohammed Abdel Salam said in a tweet on Tuesday.
“All countries involved in the sale of weapons to the countries of aggression should reconsider their sales, which have caused the most heinous massacres against Yemenis,” he added.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has reiterated calls for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end their war in Yemen, describing the conflict as a “dirty war”.
Yemen is witnessing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with 22 million people, 75 percent of the population, needing some form of humanitarian assistance and protection, including 8.4 million people who do not know where to get their next meal.
France is a major supplier of military exports to Saudi Arabia, but has faced significant backlash, both domestic and foreign, for this policy in recent times