How France Participates in the Yemen Conflict

For two years now war has been waged by the richest countries of the Middle East – and of the world – against the poorest, and has continued without a letup, largely ignored by our politicians and media. On 26 March 2015, Saudi Arabia and ten other countries launched a campaign of airstrikes in Yemen against the Houthists. Abdel Malek Al-Houthi and his followers, by concluding an alliance with their former adversary, Ali Abdullah Saleh, had forced transitional president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to resign. At the beginning of the Saudi offensive, the Houthists occupied Sanaa, the capital, as well as Aden, the largest city in the South. Hadi had called for help and the Saudi and their allies claim they want to put him back in power and counter the influence of Iran. The Security Council endorsed their initiative and France, the United Kingdom and the United States have been supplying arms.1

The United States and the United Kingdom are regularly accused of war-crime complicity by…

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