Yet even amid these atrocities, the Pentagon is reportedly preparing to train Saudi military pilots on U.S. soil.
In a damning report issued last week, the United Nations echoed the assessment of human rights organizations and concluded that the Saudi-led coalition—often with bombs manufactured in the U.S.—has likely “perpetrated, and continue[s] to perpetrate, violations and crimes under international law.”
Just hours after the Saudi-led coalition released its statement on Saturday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a detailed analysis of the Saudis’ years-long assault on Yemen and called on all nations to cease providing arms to the kingdom.
“The Saudi-led coalition’s attack on a bus full of young boys adds to its already gruesome track record of killing civilians at weddings, funerals, hospitals, and schools in Yemen,” concluded Bill Van Esveld, senior children’s rights researcher at HRW. “Countries with knowledge of this record that are supplying more bombs to the Saudis will be complicit in future deadly attacks on civilians.”
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