YEMEN Press Agency

Yemeni American community releases statement condemning murder of Al-Sanabani

SANAA, Sept. 13 (YPA) – The Yemeni American community and their allies in the United States have strongly condemned the murder of Abdul-Malik al-Sanabani.

“We are profoundly concerned with the endless military support that the United States provides to the coalition led by both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” a statement read, which was received by Yemen Press Agency on Sunday.

According to the statement, the brutal murder of Abdul-Malik al-Sanabani is “by no means an isolated event, but part of a pattern of systemic state violence against the Yemeni people, which has escalated dramatically since the coalition intervened in 2015 and since Sanaa International Airport was forcefully closed by Saudi Arabia.”

It denounced the murder of Abdul-Malik al-Sanabani as a politically motivated assassination, and urged Yemeni independent agencies to hold the assassins accountable.

Moreover, the statement urged agencies to thoroughly investigate the murder, and called on the Yemeni people to free themselves from the shackles of Saudi and Emirati oppression and occupation.

The Yemeni American community and their allies furthermore demanded an end to all US military support and arms sales to the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and urged Saudi Arabia to lift the sea, land, and air blockade on Yemen and to reopen access to Sana’a International Airport.

The statement called on the international community to promote international human rights laws with respect to Yemen, and break their complicity in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.