Yemeni Foreign Minister Receives LaRouche Movement Statement on Stopping the Saudi War Against Yemen
15 September 2017
LAP—On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the Foreign Minister of Yemen, Engineer Hisam Sharaf, received in his office in Sana’a the statement of the LaRouche Movement titled "Enemy of Silk Road Paradigm: Saudi Genocide in Yemen," delivered by Schiller Institute friend Fouad Al-Ghaffari, Chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS, and also the President of the Yemeni Youth Cabinet.
The Yemeni daily Sanaa News covered the meeting with a report titled "The Foreign Minister Receives the Statement of the LaRouche Movement Concerning Yemen and Calling for Stopping the Aggression," reporting that Al-Ghaffari briefed the minister on the latest international developments concerning Yemen, especially since the Xiamen BRICS Summit, which referenced the situation in Yemen for the first time in its final declaration.
According to Sanaa News, Al-Ghaffari
Sana News reports that the LaRouche Movement statement calls for establishing an international commission to investigate the crimes committed by the Saudi regime, which is known for its aggressive character since its creation, and which is now targeting the program of President Trump.
Al-Ghaffari also briefed the Minister on the efforts being made in the U.S. Congress to stop the sales of arms and ammunition to Saudi Arabia, and that activists in Washington are pushing Congress to end support for the Saudi war that has claimed the lives of at least 10,000 Yemeni civilians and has blocked delivery of food and medicines to millions, causing the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in the country.
Sanaa News also reported that the members of the LaRouche Movement are planning to distribute their statement at the UN General Assembly building in New York, as well as at the conference of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights in Geneva. It further adds that the statement stresses that the aggression against Yemen is part of the regime-change policies pursued by the U.S. and Britain for decades, and that this barbarism can only be outflanked by the rallying around the New Silk Road paradigm.
Sanaa News states the following in the conclusion of its report:
It is a tragic mistake that the members of the United Nations do not recognize the government in Sanaa as the representative of the Yemeni people and their interests—rather they recognize the five-star-hotel resident in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his entourage as the legitimate government of Yemen. Hadi’s mandate as acting president had expired before the Ansarullah (Houthis) put him under house arrest in late 2014. He is being used by the Saudis as a tool to continue the destruction of Yemen, as he has refused to hold any negotiations with the popularly-approved government in Sanaa, composed of members of Ansarullah and the National Congress Party of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Foreign Minister Sharaf is a member of the latter party.