The Yemeni parliament has passed a resolution today banning all strikes by unmanned aerial drones. The new law says the strikes needed to be banned to maintain the sovereignty of Yemeni air space.
The resolution came amid major protests by victims of last week’s US drone strike, which killed at least 15 civilians in a wedding procession. President Hadi’s government issued a statement saying that the strike meant to hit an “al-Qaeda leader,” but made no mention of the victims.
The Yemeni government did announce “compensation” for the victims of the attack, however, paying them $150,000 and providing the family with 100 guns.
The US has yet to address the ban on drone strikes officially, but did launch another strike against a car in Hadramaut Province over the weekend, suggesting they don’t plan to abide by it.
3 thoughts on “Yemen Parliament Bans Drone Strikes”
The US to abide by a resolution of the Yemen parliament? That will be the day!
It does not abide by those resolutions of the UN SC it does not like. ( maximum use of veto)
De facto, the US has to power to override any law it cares in most small countries, using various subtle, (and less subtle) forms of blackmail. Military action ( drones/tomahawks, special forces…) may also be used as a supplement, when needed. The subsequent press releases about " collateral damage", "unintended errors" , "legitimate targets" etc are already available in abundant stock.
Another Government BANS drone strikes.
But the ROGUE NATION (read USA) will continue wanton killing of civilians in complete disregard to World opinion.
And what is the US thug machine doing in Yemen, again ? The mission ?
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