“The US wants to derail the public opinion from the crimes of its allies in Yemen, specially al-Hudaydeh, by stirring different crises in the world and conflicts with Iran, Europe, China and its neighbors in Latin America,” the Arabic-language al-Sudan al-Youm wrote on Tuesday.
It added that the US threats to prevent Iran’s oil sales and Tehran’s firm response to them, the US economic war against Europe and China and the US officials’ remarks on possible invasion of Venezuela are all aimed at putting a cap on the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen.
“The aggressors seek to bring the Yemeni people to their knees and gain victory against them to display the Saudi crown prince and the UAE successful in their plans,” the paper added.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 17,000 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.
Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fuelled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.
The United Nations aid chief has recently expressed concern over the decline of food imports to Yemen amid restrictions put in place by the Saudi Arabia, warning that a further 10 million Yemenis could face starvation by year-end.
Humanitarian agencies have also warned that halting operations at the crucial Hudaydah port would have an enormous impact on people all across Yemen, urging the warring parties to spare innocent lives in their battle for the Red Sea city.