Jordan has rejected a United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights report on the humanitarian situation in Yemen which said that the coalition forces committed human rights violations and targeted civilians as well as civilian facilities in the country.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs Nasser Judeh said that Jordan, as member of the coalition forces that aim to restore legitimacy in Yemen, affirms that operations of the coalition forces came upon the request of the legitimate government of Yemen and its president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
“These operations are also part of the commitment to the UN Security Council Resolution 2216,” he said.
The coalition forces’ ultimate goal is to protect the Yemeni people from abuses committed by those who turned against the legitimate president, he added.
Judeh, who also serves as deputy prime minister, said: “The coalition forces resorted to military force to protect the Yemeni people and their legitimate government.”
Jordan joined the Saudi-led coalition in March which waged strikes against Houthi targets in several areas in Yemen.