Swedish envoy briefs on destruction in presidential office, palace
SANA’A, June 29 (YPA) – The Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden to Yemen and Libya, Ambassador Peter Simbi, on Friday briefed on the size of the destruction in the presidential office building and the presidential palace in the capital of Sana’a as a result of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes.
During the visit, Simbi met with a number of citizens in those areas, who gave him testimonies about the crime and the extent of its brutality by bombing civilian service facilities located in vital areas, as well as targeting medical personnel who rushed to aid the wounded.
The Swedish envoy expressed his regret for destruction of civilian buildings and government offices, considering that as unjustified and contrary to the law.
The head of the Department of Local Authority in the presidential office, Qassim al-Houthi, who accompanied the Swedish ambassador, said that targeting of government offices and service at official working hours expressed the criminality of the forces of aggression.
Al-Houthi called on Sweden to play its role in international bodies, especially the Human Rights Council and the Security Council, work to lift the injustice of the Yemeni people and push towards opening of an international investigation into the crimes of aggression against the Yemeni people.