For his part, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen Khalid Hussein Al-Yamani extended, on behalf of the Yemeni government and people, thanks to and appreciation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, for this important project to clear the Yemeni territories of landmines planted by the Houthi militias.
The Yemeni Foreign Minister lauded great efforts exerted by the KSrelief in Yemen.
He added that the Houthi militias caused a major humanitarian catastrophe, adding that planting landmines came to punish the Yemeni people and increase their suffering. He affirmed that this act is against the international humanitarian law and relevant conventions.
Al-Yamani stressed that the landmines and improvised explosive devices came directly from Iran or are developed in Yemen by Iranian experts, adding that the initial statistics highlighted that the Houthi militias have planted more than one million mines in different areas in the Yemeni territories which resulted in killing more than 693 and injuring 704, including 216 children and 72 women. He pointed out that planting landmines poses a challenge to Yemen's future.
The Yemeni minister disclosed that the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance launched by the KSrelief is a humanitarian active initiative.
Source: Saudi Press Agency