British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected calls to withdraw support for Saudi Arabia’s place at the UN Human Rights Council in spite of the regime’s atrocious attacks on Yemen.
May refused answering the call of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, during a debate at the House of Commons in Parliament on Wednesday, to end Britain’s weapons sales to the monarchy.
"The issues are being investigated… We are very clear that the only solution that is going to work for Yemen is actually to make sure that we have the political solution that will give stability in Yemen," Mary said, addressing Corbyn and the members of the parliament.
Corbyn also questioned the British prime minister’s support for Saudi membership in the UN Human Rights Council.
Human rights groups, including Oxfam and Amnesty International, has repeatedly blamed London for supplying Saudi Arabia with arms which leads to the regime’s aggression against Yemenis.
Since the beginning of the conflict in 2015, Britain has approved more than £3 billion ($3.7 billion) in arms sales to Riyadh.
Yemen has been under Saudi airstrikes almost on a daily basis since March 2015. Nearly 10,000 people have died from the aggression.
Human rights groups have slammed the Kingdom’s crackdown on its critiques and prosecution of pro-reform activists.