IRAN (IP) - The Yemeni Deputy Foreign Minister strongly criticized the double standards of some Arab countries towards the war in Yemen and Ukraine. Some analysts also criticized the approach of Western countries regarding the war in Yemen.

Iran PressMiddle East: History will not forget that some Arab countries have waivered visas for Ukrainians to express their sympathy with them on the seventh day of the war in their country, but they continue the war they have been imposing on Yemen for seven years.

In less than 20 days, the Yemeni war will enter its eighth year, a war that began on March 26, 2015, and has so far left more than 4 million displaced and hundreds of thousands killed. The Yemenis are facing the most horrific humanitarian conditions of the 21st century as a result of the Saudi coalition war. Famine and disease have spread as a result of this war, and yet the siege of Yemen by the Saudis continues.

Russia's war against Ukraine began 11 days ago. Although no war is acceptable because civilians are the main victims of the wars, the level of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is never comparable to the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen. However, some Arab countries, which are either stained with the blood of the Yemenis or have remained silent in the face of the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, have taken a human rights stand against the displaced Ukrainians.

The UAE government, which has been complicit in Saudi Arabia's crimes against Yemen for the past seven years, has now announced that it will open its borders to Ukrainian refugees. Some Arab countries have also called on Russia and Ukraine to exercise restraint and oppose military action. This is while Yemen is a Muslim and Arabic-speaking country, and its people are among the poorest in the West Asian region.

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The double standards on the war in Yemen and Ukraine is not just about the Arab countries. The United States and European countries claiming advocacy for human rights have also clearly taken double standards on these two crises. While these countries strongly condemn Russia's war against Ukraine, and their affiliated media frequently publish pictures of Ukrainian refugees, the Saudi coalition's seven-year war against Yemen has not even been accompanied by a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia, and fewer pictures of Yemeni refugees in their media has been published.

These double standards were even criticized in Western circles by Western personalities. According to experts, the Ukraine war has more than ever exposed the double standards of Western countries and shown how they remain silent about the killings and bloodshed in Yemen and take a racist stance on the Ukraine war.

"The United States, Britain and France and others are arming Saudi Arabia, the most authoritarian regime in the world, against Yemen," said Richard Boyd, a member of the Irish Parliament for the European Union.

"More than 337,000 people and 10,000 children have been killed. Has any action been taken against the United States, Britain and France to arm Saudi Arabia or against Saudi Arabia itself?"

Of course, this is not the first time that these countries and their puppet regimes in West Asia have taken double standards on human rights, and it will not be the last. There is no doubt that Ukrainian refugees should be supported, but Yemeni refugees are also innocent civilians who have been victims of war and atrocities. Human rights have become a tool to pursue the interests of these countries.

Written by: Seyyed Razi Emadi


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