ICJ to Investigate Saudi War Crimes in Yemen
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will soon launch an official investigation into the Saudi war crimes in its ongoing air offensives against the Yemeni people.
The ICJ on Monday responded to demands made by several Yemeni rights groups and bodies for launching a probe into the Saudi monarchy’s “crimes against humanity” in the Muslim country.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for six days now, killing, at least, 126 civilians and injuring hundreds more.
Riyadh claimed that it has bombed the positions of the Ansarullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana’a airport and the Dulaimi airbase.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is attacking Ansarullah positions, Saudi warplanes have flattened a number of homes near Sana’a international airport.
Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US have declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued earlier Thursday.
US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late Wednesday night.
She added that while US forces were not taking direct military action in Yemen, Washington was establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate US military and intelligence support.