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European Parliament Calls for Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia

According to Europe, it is urgent to establish a ceasefire
By The News · 25 of February 2016 09:57:11
LUGAR AFECTADO POR EL ATAQUE AÉREO DE LAS FUERZAS SAUDITAS., 50527160. Saná.- Habitantes de Yemen, se reúnen en el lugar afectado por el ataque aéreo de las fuerzas de la coalición liderada sauditas en Saná.NOTIMEX/FOTO/XINHUA-HANI ALI/COR/HUM, No available

The European Parliament (EP) urged the European Union (EU) to suspends all arms sales to Saudi Arabia for its involvement in the deaths of nearly 6,000 civilians in Yemen.

In a resolution approved by 359 votes in favor, 212 against and 31 abstentions, European lawmakers expressed a “grave concern” about the naval blockade and the airstrikes carried out in Yemen since March 2015 by the Saudi-led coalition forces.

The military campaign in support of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbuh Mansur al Hadi has “caused thousands of deaths and further destabilized the country,” said the European lawmakers.

“It is urgent to establish a ceasefire and to stop attacks on civilians so that humanitarian workers and doctors can help the Yemeni people,” stated the resolution.