أصدقاء اليمن في حزب العمال يحذرون من مخاطر التدخل العسكري المباشر في اليمن
London, 15 January 2024: Labour Friends of Yemen is gravely concerned about the recent US-UK military strikes on targets within Yemen, prompting us to unequivocally condemn this direct military intervention by the UK government. Our concerns stem from the following critical considerations:
1. Lack of Parliamentary Approval: The decision for military intervention was made without seeking due approval from Parliament and lacks a clear legal basis, raising serious questions about the legitimacy of such actions.
2. Detrimental Impact on Peace Efforts: The timing and manner of this military intervention pose severe threats to ongoing peace efforts in Yemen, a nation that has endured years of conflict, resulting in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, as recognized by the United Nations.
3. Escalation of Regional instability: While we recognise the importance of securing freedom of navigation in the Red Sea, this intervention is poised to heighten risks and instability in the region. There is a real concern that it may amplify acts of violence, leading to the destabilization of maritime security. The potential connection to what is perceived as controversial support of the US and UK governments for Israel during its war on Gaza raises alarms, especially given the unprecedented loss of civilian lives witnessed during this war and the fact that Israel is currently facing legal charges of potential genocide in front of the International Court of Justice.
We urgently call upon the UK government to reconsider its stance, emphasising the need for diplomatic solutions and collaborative efforts with the international community. Our collective aim should be to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people and actively contribute to establishing lasting peace in Yemen as well as in the region.