Given the terrible suffering that the Yemeni people have endured, the first nationwide ceasefire since 2016 can only be welcomed. But there is a long way to go before the war ends.
The Iranian people deserve respect and justice. We must continue to press for an end to all sanctions, and for the unfreezing of Iranian assets abroad.
The publication of Amnesty International’s report “Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians” is an important development. What is significant is that Amnesty International, like Human Rights Watch, has an historic alignment to US State Department concerns.
Despite being elected on a platform of ending US support for the war on Yemen, Biden is supporting the coalition, without qualification. Towards the end of 2021 the US sold $650 million worth of advanced weapons to the Saudis – helping escalate, not end, the war on Yemen.
The Tunisian President Kais Saied has initiated a coup. Assisted by the army, parliament has been suspended, the Prime Minister sacked and the constitution suspended. Saied has appointed himself head of executive authority and attorney general. A curfew has been imposed with gatherings of more than three people banned. This coup should be opposed.
Resist G7: Justice for Palestine Protest
1pm Saturday 12 June
Downing Street, London