YEMEN Press Agency

Shura Council condemns coalition’s massacres in Hodeidah, Amran

SANAA, June 27 (YPA) – The Shura Council on Wednesday condemned the Saudi-led coalition warplanes’ raids on a bus carrying displaced people in Hodeidah province on Tuesday, which killed nine citizens and injured over 11 others.

 The council also denounced, in a statement, the horrific crime committed on Sunday by the coalition fighter jets against a residential neighborhood in Amran city, which claimed lives of 9 civilians and wounded 20.

 “Those crimes are crimes of war and do not subject to the statute of limitations,” said the council, adding that such crimes will only increase the Yemeni people steadfastness in countering the aggression.

 The statement called on the international community, the United Nations and the Security Council to intervene to stop the flagrant aggression on Yemen and lift the siege imposed on the country for the fourth year in a row. 

 It welcomed the final statement issued by the recent meeting of foreign ministers of the European Union countries, which stressed that there is no a military solution to the conflict in Yemen.

 In its statement, the council reiterated its support for the efforts exerted by the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, to reach a comprehensive political solution and a fair peace respecting the unity, sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Yemen.