UN Security Council ‘Alarmed’ by Yemen Ceasefire Violations

Doesn't Explicitly Single Out Violators, However

The latest in a series of resolutions which probably won’t have any impact on the Yemen War, the UN Security Council has expressed “deep concern” about the number of ceasefire violations in Yemen in the past week.

Conspicuously absent from the statement was any naming of violators, however, meaning that Saudi Arabia, which has been pushing offensives during the ceasefire, can continue with their narrative that all the violations are the fault of the other side.

The resolution also made its typical call to abide by previous resolutions, which include one from last year used by the Saudis as the basis for the war, which ordered the Houthis to disarm and surrender all cities to the Hadi government.

The mentions of worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen also were noteworthy in not mentioning Saudi airstrikes as the cause of most civilian deaths, despite hearing testimony only yesterday to that effect. The US, which has been backing the Saudis, is likely keeping such language out of the resolutions.

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