The Saudi-led belligerent coalition fighting in Yemen on Thursday dismissed a UN report by a team of prominent international and regional experts that called for a ban on arms transfers to Yemen, claiming that it lacks objectivity and impartiality.

Iran PressMiddle East: The report released on Tuesday Sept. 3 said the United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to the coalition, which the study said deliberately starved civilians.

The panel of UN investigators who wrote the report recommended that all states impose a ban on arms transfers to the combatants to prevent them from being used to commit serious violations.

Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman of the Coalition, said that there is no truth in the panel’s findings which include numerous cases of violations of the international humanitarian law and international human rights law by the Coalition countries.

“The report was based on a number of inaccurate assumptions by the UN experts ... which stripped it of objectivity and impartiality,” said a statement published by the Saudi state news agency, SPA.

The warring coalition said it would provide a “comprehensive and detailed legal response” at a later time.

Moreover, It rejected the report’s assertion that the coalition had not cooperated or provided information to the panel.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the main parties in the coalition fighting the Yemeni people, are two of the biggest buyers of US, British and French weapons.

The report accused the coalition of killing civilians in air strikes and deliberately denying them food in a country facing famine.


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