The current development of the situation in Yemen is “very disturbing,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Spokesman on December 4, A-News reports.
Referring to the armed clashes in Yemen over the last week, as well as the assassination of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his assistants, the UN Secretary-General called to protect civilians, to provide medical care to the wounded, and to facilitate access for UN humanitarian missions.
Mr. Guterres stressed that according to preliminary reports, more than 100 people have been killed in clashes. “We remind all parties to the conflict that intentional attacks against civilians and medical infrastructure constitute a serious violation of the international humanitarian law and fall under the category of war crime“, he said.
Ali Abdullah Saleh, former president of Yemen, was killed on December 4. Since 1978, he was leading the country, and in 2012 he was deposed during the “Arab Spring“.
Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Monsieur Hadi has urged the country to unite against the Houthis, who have committed the murder, to prevent the chaos. Meanwhile, Houthi leader Abdul Malek Al-Houthi called the assassination of the former president “a revenge for treason.“
Arab media point to the fact that this assassination symbolizes a deep internal political conflict in Yemen, and predict a new escalation of the civil war.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency