End senseless war in Yemen, Dr Mahathir urges Saudis

Yemeni women sitting near their malnourished children receiving treatment amid worsening malnutrition in the emergency ward of a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. More than 50,000 children under the age of 15 in Yemen are at risk of death from severe acute malnutrition by year-end after more than two years of escalating conflict between Yemen's Saudi-backed government forces and the Houthi rebels. – EPA pic, November 17, 2017.

DR Mahathir Mohamad issued an open letter today to the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and Yemen to end the conflict in Yemen.

The Perdana Global Peace Foundation chairman and former prime minister said Malaysians share his appeal in urging an end to the “terrible war” where thousands have died and one million Yemeni children are starving.

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  • But Tun does know that that Yemen, just like Syria, is part of an ongoing proxy war between KSA and Iran (nevermind their respective backers and their interest), for influence. The KSA government jumped into Yemen's internal strife two years ago for precisely this reason. Ending the Yemeni crisis by the former is akin to admitting defeat to the latter. Like it or not, this is KSA's own Vietnam War that it can't get out of easily.

    Posted 6 years ago by Adam Ismail