The military intervention in Yemen leads to the escalation of terrorism

Jobbik condemns Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen. The US-approved move by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to massacre innocent civilians by deploying 150 thousand soldiers and 100 fighter jets in a country marred by internal ethnic tensions violates the international legal principle that demands respect for the sovereignty of nations.

Enjoying Western backing in recent years, Saudi Arabia and its regional Sunni allies have greatly contributed to the collapse of ethnically and religiously heterogeneous yet formerly peaceful and stable countries, and to the expansion of Wahhabism and Salafism, Islam's extremist movements. In consequence, barbarian terrorism has become dominant in the area, showing no respect for other religions, other movements of Islam or cultural heritage in general. The same forces are responsible for the creation of the Islamic State. Instead of facing the consequences of their actions and making efforts to stabilize the region however, they are now working on destabilizing yet another country.

Jobbik is convinced that a dialogue and international mediation between the Shiite and Sunni ethnic communities is the only way to a peaceful settlement. An external military intervention may lead to nothing but a further escalation of terrorism and destabilization of the region.

Márton Gyöngyösi, deputy leader of Jobbik's Parliamentary Group