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«Norwegian authorities lack spine»

The situation in Yemen is worrying. Nevertheless, Norway still sells weapons to the parties. "I am shocked at the scale of serious war crimes committed by warring parties," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a recent report on children and armed conflict. 


[ntsu_column size = »3/5 ″] Yemen has seen a dramatic increase in serious child abuse since the Saudi-led intervention began in March 2015, according to the UN report. Of the children who have been killed or seriously injured in hostilities, the Saudi-led coalition is responsible for 60 percent, while the Houthi rebels account for 20 percent, according to the UN. The Saudi-led coalition, which also consists of the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and others, is listed among parties killing and maiming children, and attacking schools and hospitals. Nevertheless, countries in the coalition may continue to buy Norwegian weapons.

Increased arms exports. . .

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Aarseth is a political scientist and a regular journalist at Ny Tid.

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