The United Nations publicly stated on Tuesday that their investigative teams have found traces of cluster bombs in the Hajjar province, Yemen’s northwestern region; the same area that Saudi Arabia has been continuously carrying out air-strikes.
According to a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 29 remnants of cluster sub-munitions have been found near banana plantations in the village of Al-Odair in the Haradh district.
This is the first time the UN addresses the issue of Saudi Arabia using the internationally banned bombs, despite Humans Rights Watch making the same claims in May last year.
In an interview with Press TV, Hussein al-Bukhaiti, a human-rights activist and spokesperson for Houthis in Yemen, stated that he did not think the revelations would change anything.
“The UN have many agencies that work in Yemen. They know the situation better than anyone … because the Saudis head the Human Rights Panel, the United Nations is clearly keeping a blind eye on the Saudi crimes in Yemen” he said.
According to Yemeni sources, over 7000 have died and 14,000 have been injured since Saudi Arabia began the bombing campaign against Yemen in March last year, with no signs of the violence stopping.