Yemen Envoy Urges UN Ground War to Reinstall Former President

Accuses Houthis of Blocking Aid Shipments

Yemeni Ambassador to the UN Khalid al-Yemeni has issued a letter to the UN Security Council urging the international community to “quickly” invade the country with ground forces to reinstall President Hadi, who resigned in January.

Hadi’s status as the once and future “elected” president of Yemen is already the subject of a massive Saudi war against the Yemenis, though after over a month of bombing and a huge civilian death toll, they haven’t resolved anything.

Yemeni’s letter went on to accuse the Shi’ite Houthis, who control much of the country, of war crimes, including blocking medical aid shipments. In reality, medical aid shipments to Yemen had been halted by a Saudi blockade, with Saudi warplanes destroying the capital city’s airport rather than allow a cargo plane to land there.

The demand for more wars comes amid international efforts, led by Russia, to secure a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen, an effort which has so far been blocked by the US and other nations, which have loudly backed the Saudi war.

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