Saudi Arabia's Mohammad Bin Salman has threatened to target women and children in Yemen with the Saudi-led Arab coalition despite international criticism, Al-Khaleej Online has reported.
According to an "informed source", who asked not to be named, the Crown Prince issued his threat during a meeting with the coalition's military commanders following the massacre in Hodeida earlier this month.
"Do not care about international criticism," Bin Salman is alleged to have told his officers, a reference to the international condemnation of military operations against civilians in Yemen, particularly raids that kill women and children. "We want to leave a big impact on the consciousness of Yemeni generations. We want their children, women and even their men to shiver whenever the name of Saudi Arabia is mentioned."
Bin Salman's threats coincide with condemnation of the Saudi-led Arab coalition's bombing of displaced civilians as they fled from the fighting in Hodeida province.