Guardian: Saudi Arabia used “incentives and threats” as part of a lobbying campaign to shut down a UN investigation of human right violations committed by all sides in the Yemen conflict, according to sources with close knowledge of the matter.
The Saudi effort ultimately succeeded when the UN human rights council (HRC) voted in October against extending the independent war crimes investigation. The vote marked the first defeat of a resolution in the Geneva body’s 15-year history.
Speaking to the Guardian, political officials and diplomatic and activist sources with inside knowledge of the lobbying effort described a stealth campaign in which the Saudis appear to have influenced officials in order to guarantee defeat of the measure.
The US can end this madness against the people of Yemen. The useless UN can do more than it is not doing.
Obama, the US president who was awarded the nobel peace prize, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden are directly responsible for every murder committed in Yemen.
Impunity, thy name is not only Israel, but Saudi Arabia and ultimately the USA, as well.
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