Yemen is the new Syria?

Jobbik is sorry to be informed that the negotiations held in Switzerland last weekend have failed to achieve a breakthrough in terms of closing the bloody civil war in Yemen, and the government of Yemen is continuing its vengeful retaliation campaign, with Saudi assistance, against the Shia Houthis.

Although the negotiations had a serious chance to establish a truce, thus ending a conflict that has claimed the lives of over six thousand victims so far, Saudi Arabia, enjoying Western backing, continues launching bloody assaults and air strikes against the civilian population in spite of the formal truce in effect.

It is impossible to disregard the fact that, while Yemen's government conducts a genocidal policy against the Shia Houthis with Saudi assistance, the country sees the empowerment of Jihadist groups related to the "Islamic State" and directly supported by Saudi Arabia, which projects an overall image of a situation astoundingly similar to that of Syria.

It is incomprehensible and highly controversial that Western powers call for an anti-terrorist struggle while they are allied with Saudi Arabia that funds extremist Jihadist death squads. Where is the limit of the cynicism of the USA, a country which used the solidarity arising from the 9/11 tragedy to promote its own aggressive geopolitical interests?

Jobbik keeps standing for peace and condemns the Western powers' short-sighted geopolitical efforts, which have clearly proven to be harmful by destabilizing Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, throwing these countries into a state of war and thus undermining the security of three continents. Therefore, Jobbik calls upon the Hungarian government to act at least as the advocate of justice and peace in all international forums now that our state is unable to free itself of the negative consequences caused by our allies.


MP Márton Gyöngyösi, Jobbik