Grossman says providing intelligence to a belligerent bombing campaign against Yemen using US supplied hardware is direct participation in that military conflict.
The United States is playing a “direct” role in Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen by providing “intelligence” to the Saudi military, says an analyst.
Early on Thursday, warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force bombed the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, who have acquired power there, and launched attacks against the Sana'a airport and the Dulaimi airbase.
“Americans need to remind the US National Security Council that providing targeting intelligence and logistical support to a belligerent bombing campaign being carried out by a US client-state in another sovereign nation using US supplied hardware, is in fact direct participation in that military conflict,” Barry Grossman, an international lawyer, told Press TV on Friday.
The Saudi airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen have so far claimed the lives of almost 40 civilians, health officials say.
Grossman said “the simple fact is that when this belligerent military intervention started a couple of days ago, the Houthi were already back in power after ruling the territory which is modern Yemen for thousands of years until the KSA and its US backers intervened in regional politics in the 1960s. If the Houthi are now to be removed again, then according to the governing principles of international law it is up to Yemenis to remove them.”
Grossman also said that the Saudi campaign is somewhat aimed at derailing the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 over Tehran’s nuclear program.
“The timing of this intervention seems to me no accident,” he said, adding “clearly, the assault on Yemen is just another concerted effort by the KSA, Israel and rogue US elements to derail nuclear talks with Iran”.
A fresh round of talks about Tehran’s nuclear program began in Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday with a meeting between the Iranian foreign minister and US secretary of state.
Iran and the six global powers – the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany -- have been in talks to resolve outstanding issues surrounding Tehran’s nuclear activities to pave the way for striking an overarching deal on the country’s nuclear program as a deadline slated for July 1 draws closer.