Alwaght- The Uruguay permanent representative to the United Nations condemned an attack by Saudi jets on the Yemeni capital of Sana'a that killed tens of civilians in a funeral ceremony.
During a UN Security Council meeting on Monday, the Uruguayan representative slammed the Saudi attack on a funeral ceremony as a “terrorist attack”.
Saudi jets attacked a funeral ceremony for the father of Yemeni Interior Minister on 8 October and killed more than 140 people including the city’s mayor.
“The 8 October attack on a funeral in Sana’a was a terrorist attack, carried out with areal launched bombs fit to penetrate a bunker,” said Uruguayan representative in UNSC, Elbio Rosselli.
In an indirect reference to the US and UK as the main providers of weapons for the Saudi regime, he said “those bombs could not be acquired on the black market. Responsibility was born by the one who pushed the button and by the one who supplied the weapons.”
The top diplomat slammed the UNSC for its inability to even release a press statement on the massacre and said “the Council had not even been able to agree on a press statement. Those responsible should be held accountable.”
The South American diplomat also called for a revival of the Yemeni peace negotiations and added “It was time for a ceasefire and a return to negotiations.”
Saudi Arabia has been launching airstrikes in Yemen since March 2015. The war was launched in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen’s president. The UN puts the death toll from the military aggression at over 10,000.