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31 December 2016 - 22:55
News ID: 426190
Rasa - A prominent Yemeni politician underlined that Britain along with the US and Israel should be blamed for the crimes committed by the Saudi regime against the Yemeni civilians.

RNA - "The British officials are the US and Israel's accomplices in massacring the Yemeni people," Odai Abdulhamid told on Saturday.


"Instead of commitment to the international laws and efforts to demine the regions contaminated with the British-made clusters bombs, Britain has been directly and indirectly involved in killing the Yemeni people," he added.


Abdulhamid underscored that based on the international laws which ban using cluster bombs, the countries that come under attack with such bombs are entitled to prosecute all states which have been involved in using cluster bombs and try them at the international courts.


Cluster bombs, which can contain hundreds of bomblets, pose risks to civilians both during and after attacks. Unexploded bomblets can claim lives long after a conflict is over.


Multiple rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have on various occasions reported the use of cluster bombs by Riyadh in Yemen.


Saudi Arabia admitted earlier this month that it used UK-manufactured cluster bombs against Yemeni people, increasing pressure on the British government which has repeatedly refused to curb arms sales to Riyadh.


Saudi Arabia said it would cease to use UK-manufactured cluster bombs and that it had informed the UK government of this decision.


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