A prominent political analyst based in London denounced a UK-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution against Iran and war-torn Yemen as “politically-motivated” and said Britain, itself, is profiteering from the ongoing Saudi war on the Arabian Peninsula country, Tasnim News reports.
“The London-drafted resolution, which, undoubtedly, has come from the Americans, is a politically-motivated one which seeks to ensure that Saudi Arabia, a key friend and ally of the UK and US, is allowed to continue prosecuting a most horrific war against Yemeni civilians…,” Marcus Papadopoulos, expert on Russia and the publisher and editor of Politics First, a non-partisan publication for the UK Parliament, said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency.
“Furthermore, the British are keen for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen to continue because this will mean that vast sums of money will continue to pour into the bank accounts of British defense companies, which are supplying the Saudis with the weapons which the Saudi military is using in Yemen against civilians,” he said.
According to Papadopoulos, Britain should be condemned by international humanitarian organizations across the world for the atrocious resolution, which it has put before the United Nations Security Council. The London-drafted resolution, which, undoubtedly, has come from the Americans, he says, is a politically-motivated one which seeks to ensure that Saudi Arabia, a key friend and ally of the UK and U.S., is allowed to continue prosecuting a most horrific war against Yemeni civilians to ensure that Riyadh – and, ultimately, the U.S. – is the dominant foreign power in Yemen.
“It is believed that Britain has sold more than six billion pounds worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia for usage in Yemen, with BAE Systems and Raytheon being the main suppliers. Once again, Britain is profiteering from war and murder; the UK economy has the blood of Yemeni civilians up to its neck,” he claims.
Papadopoulos yearns to see the day when the UNSC imposes sanctions on Saudi Arabia but, regrettably, he says, “I will have to keep on waiting.”
“Because all five permanent members of the UNSC have extensive dealings with the Saudis, in particular the US and the UK but also Russia, which is a grave disappointment especially when you consider that the Saudis helped to finance both Chechen wars and sent many Saudi and non-Saudi fighters to Chechnya to kill Russian soldiers and Russian and Chechen civilians. One such despicable Saudi who committed heinous crimes in Chechnya was Ibn al-Khattab,” Papadopoulos says.
He claims that the U.S. and the UK are the two biggest violators of human rights in the world, followed closely by Saudi Arabia. The case of Yemen is just one example of that – the list is endless, ranging from Vietnam to Chile to El Salvador to Cyprus to Palestine to the former Yugoslavia to Iraq to Syria to Yemen and so on and so on.