Thursday 29 November 2018 / 4:10 PM Fabian Hamilton / Foreign Policy

Fabian Hamilton comments on blocked UN ceasefire resolution on Yemen

Fabian Hamilton MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commenting on the blocked UN ceasefire resolution on Yemen, said:

“It is shameful that – once again – Britain’s draft UN resolution on Yemen has been blocked thanks to diplomatic pressure from the Trump administration, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Their narrow-minded objections should not take precedence over the desperate need to resume the delivery of food and medicine through the Port of Hodeidah.

“As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, the United States should be leading by example in trying to bring about an end to this disastrous humanitarian crisis, instead of continuing to pander to the Saudi-led coalition, whose indiscriminate bombing and restriction of humanitarian aid has already led to the deaths of tens of thousands of children.”