SANA’A – Two of the United Kingdom’s minister, namely Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jeremy Hunt, and Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, are set to be cross-examined by British parliament on account of their role in increased British support for the Saudi genocidal war against Yemen.
According to a report by British newspaper The Guardian, Hunt abd Burt are being summoned to clarify the reasons behind their administration’s close ties to the Riyadh regime, specifically in regards to its war against Yemen.
The report also stated that the immediate reason for Parliament’s discontent with the two ministers was the brutal torture and murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Public discontent soared when British press revealed that UK intelligence services were fully aware of Saudi plans and preparations for the murder of Khashoggi long before it took place.
However, many in the UK and beyond have also expressed their fury over the fact that the Khashoggi case received more attention than the more than three years of Saudi-led invasion and mass murder in Yemen, which is directly backed by the UK and the US. The campaign for accountability of the British regime for its support to the Saudis has now gained its first victory with the cross-examination of Hunt and Burt.
The two will appear separately in the House of Commons, where they will have to clarify Great Britain’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and its support to the Saudi regime’s campaigns of terror.