SHAFAQNA – Union of Islamic Students Associations (in Europe) in a letter presented to the United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned “Saudi Arabia and its allies’ inhumane, warmongering and destabilising actions against the Yemeni people,” and called on the UN to “take the adequate measure with the legal tools at its disposal to prevent the continued violent aggression against the Yemeni people.”
Here is the letter:
In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
’A letter to Secretary General of the United Nations′
31 July 2016
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki Moon Secretary-General United Nations New York
Over the past few years, many nations have suffered from a threat to the international peace and security. By the increasing theorization and sponsored radicalism, discrimination and terrorism, even more nations are experiencing inhumane disasters. More than a year has passed since Saudi Arabia and its allies’ invasion of Yemen which is clearly in contradiction with the provisions of Article 2 (4) of the UN charter. This invasion has led to the massacre of dozens of civilians,including children and women. These people are savagely targeted by bullets and missiles, while they have played no role in Yemen’s domestic conflicts. More regrettably, the organizations advocating the human rights have kept silent about these massacres and there is no adequate coverage of this invasion by the international media.This situation has provided Saudi Arabia and its allies with more chance to violate the basic human rights of its own people as well as others including the lives and properties of the people of Yemen. Excellency, The United Nations is responsible for establishing peace and security across the globe, according to the UN charter. Thus, the UN is expected to adopt a clear and definitive position on this waging war. Keeping silent about and ignoring Saudi Arabia’s destructive role in this huge humanitarian disaster and indifference to such a cruel aggression and savage massacre will definitely damage the legal status of the UN and the international security and order will be endangered. Do you not think that this continued silence, indifference and inaction by the UN is totally in contradiction with the spirit of the UN charter? Do you not think that the continuation of this policy means nothing but complicity in invasion of Yemen and helping the aggressor against the oppressed? Excellency, Destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure by the invaders will endanger and cause insecurity for the future of this country and it will yield to nothing but more poverty and weakness of that country. Such a destructive war will prepare the ground for chaos,as well as the emergence of extreme and violence-seeking mainstream group in the region,which can endanger the peace by prolonging the instability in the region.
Excellency, The Saudi Arabian regime not only illegally supports the violence in Yemen but is the world’s largest source of financing terrorism and corruption. There is no real election, no freedom of speech or fair trial, as well as the ages of infringement of basic human rights in this country. Money is the key means for the Saudi Arabian regime to speak to the world–including the United Nations–which has unfortunately worked out well.We condemn Saudi Arabia and its allies inhumane, warmongering and destabilising actions against the Yemeni people. We expect the UN to take the adequate measure with the legal tools at its disposal to prevent the continued violent aggression against the Yemeni people. Excellency, This is another chance for the UN to show its independence and determination on the vital issue of establishing peace and security. Neglecting this issue will definitely tarnish the international prestige of the UN and will discredit it in international conflicts.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of our highest consideration.
Union of Islamic Students Associations(in Europe)