Moscow Urges Parties to Yemen Conflict to Stop Combat Actions

from Sputnik

Russia will continue to stay in contact with all parties involved in the conflict to quickly find a way to peacefully settle the conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry urged parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease any military activity, according to the ministry’s official website.

“We believe it is highly important that all parties to the conflict in Yemen and their foreign allies stop any military actions and abandon any efforts to achieve their goals in a military way. We believe that severe contradictions in Yemen can be settled only through a nationwide dialogue,” the ministry said.

Moscow also expressed serious concerns over the latest events in Yemen.

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Iran’s Zarif urges immediate end to Saudi attacks on Yemen

Press TV

Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Houthi Ansarullah fighters near Sana’a Airport, Yemen, on March 26, 2015. (© AFP)

Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Houthi Ansarullah fighters near Sana’a Airport, Yemen, on March 26, 2015. (© AFP)

 

The Iranian foreign minister has called on Saudi Arabia to immediately cease its military aggression against Yemen.

“We demand an immediate stop to the Saudi military operations in Yemen,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language al-Alam news network on Thursday.

Zarif said the military operations constitute a violation of Yemen’s sovereignty and will only lead to bloodshed.

“We will spare no effort to contain the crisis in Yemen,” Zarif said.

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Saudi-led strikes on Yemen against intl. law: Analyst

from Press TV

Press TV has conducted an interview with Seif Da’na, professor at the University of Wisconsin from Chicago, for his take on the airstrikes by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Yemeni people.

Da’na warned that the assault might amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen, because the attackers have no right to enter the Yemeni airspace in the first place, let alone kill innocent children and civilians.

At least 13 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the Saudi-led air raids overnight, a Yemeni source said.

“Just last month, a resolution that was proposed by the Saudis and other countries in the region to the Security Council failed to pass. So there is no international legitimacy,” the analyst maintains.

He further argued, “The only kind of legitimacy they claim to have is that they have consulted with the US and they have the US support and some sort of green light from the US, but such  coordination with the US doesn’t give any legitimacy to such an act.”

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The Invasion of Yemen has Begun

by Scott Creighton

It’s being reported that Saudi Arabia and some other gulf nations (all monarchies and allied with the U.S.) have launched an all out attack on Yemen which is now controlled by the Houthis after they routed our puppet dictator President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Gulf broadcaster al-Arabiya TV reported that the kingdom was contributing as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes to the operations. Egypt, Jordan, (South)Sudan and Pakistan were ready to take part in a ground offensive in Yemen, it said.

…Al-Arabiya also said the United Arab Emirates was sending 30 warplanes to join the operation, along with 15 each from Bahrain and Kuwait, 10 from Qatar, six each from Jordan and Morocco and three from (South) Sudan. Reuters

Airstrikes were conducted this morning. Apparently it’s time to give Yemen back to Obama and the masters of the universe he serves.

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Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets – The Universal Cure for Anti-austerity Sickness

by Scott Creighton

(Just a quick note)

Everybody uses it. From Egypt under Mubarak to Wall Street under Obama… it’s the world renowned cure for that dreaded liberal-minded anti-austerity sickness: state sponsored violence.

Up in Canada, a bunch of students who have yet to turn sufficiently self-serving and greedy minded, are protesting austerity measures streaming out of their neoliberal government.

True to form, the Canadian government whips out the time-tested cure to what ails them: chemical weapons and rubber bullets. The Five Eyes of Western imperial economic hegemony would be proud.

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Ukraine South Front News: Armed Volunteer Battalions Heading to Kiev

(Looks like the hit on the Russian politician and playboy might have been Porky’s last straw. We are about to replace one Ukrainian oligarch with another, Kolomoiskii. Probably at the request of U.S. advisers and certainly demanded by Putin. At least that would be my guess. Porky tried to pull Kolomoiskii’s private army and the other oligarch said… uh… nope. The Saker seems to think the U.S. will be backing Porky in this fight between the corrupt neoliberal thugs in Ukraine. I don’t know about that. Billionaires tend to hedge their bets and rarely go off half-cocked. Especially when the target of their aggression is backed by the full power of the U.S. State Department and the CIA. Could be a Russian power play. Hard too say at this point. It should work itself out today with Kolomoiskii reportedly on the march to Kiev. If the U.S. feels they need a new front man for their pretend democracy, Porky could find himself on the run mighty quickly.)

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Compare and Contrast U.S. vs Cuba Voting on Human Rights Council

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: AS if to make my point even clearer, Juan Cole is reporting that the Obama administration may just start looking at supporting human rights in Palestine for the first time if Bibi doesn’t get his act together.

Using the threat of recognizing Palestinians as humans deserving of rights as a club to beat Bibi over the head with. And doing so publically without regard for the thinking people of the civilized world looking at such a jaded cynical ploy as simply disgusting.

Is there absolutely nothing that this administration can do that doesn’t make me sick to my stomach?

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The U.S. is the only country I know of to use human rights as a weapon of mass destruction.

Ever wanted to know exactly how some country voted in the United Nations Human Rights Council proceedings? Well, you can now. They used to hide such things but someone over at the U.N. thought it might be a good idea to make the voting records for each country when they sit on the council available for all the world to see.

They thought maybe it would be informative. Let’s see if they are right.

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