UK calls for Yemen war investigation

Britain’s foreign minister has called for a proper investigation into the role of Saudi Arabia in Yemen war.

Philip Hammond also noted that the UK would halt weapons exports to Saudi Arabia if the investigation found Riyadh had breached international humanitarian law in the war in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has since March led a military campaign to restore the government of the fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Amnesty International has asked the United Nations to investigate allegations that humanitarian law has been broken during the war. According to the UN more than 5,600 people have been killed in the Yemen mostly women and children.

“The Saudis deny that there have been any breaches … (but) we need to see proper investigations,”  Hammond said.

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