UN’s Double Standards in Dealing with Houthi Rebels

By Bushra Nasr

The Houthis only assign management positions to Hashemites, like them, within the Agricultural Bank of Yemen, the largest public bank in Yemen. This is a depiction of the ideology of supremacy represented in this bank.
This is just a sample, the same goes for the governmental institutions, the newly born private sector with the new Hashemite wealth dominating the private sector. These stories show how deeply ingrained supremacy is, socially, politically and economically, and which Yemenis fear and fight against.

The world knew them as the rebels who took over the capital and the state, then they were polished and labeled “Ansar Allah”, but during the Stockholm Consultations they were upgraded and called the “Sanaa delegation”, when they were the “delegation” that planted Yemen with land and sea mines, and destroying the fabric of society.

Ironically, after their reluctance to implement the Stockholm Agreement during the past six months, they received a prize by UNDP who handed them tens of vehicles to demine the mines they planted, instead of requesting maps, and in violation of UN Resolution 2216, section 14.
An ugly and silly approach to impose supremacy over the Yemeni people by the UN and the international community in the name of a word called “Peace”. When the reality is empowering an elusive peace.

Why does the UN fail to use the right terminologies in identifying the problem and defining it, when every single UN person and international organisation knows about it and hides it? Though they see it clearly and hear it clearly in the daily talks, attitudes and actions in Yemen and conveyed by many.
Personally, I have asked many UN officers and diplomats if it is clear to them and they all agreed that supremacy and the Hashemite issue is the root of conflict. Why, then, have none of them written one statement about it in their reports and press releases?

The silence of the international community towards this subject will place a curse on Yemenis for generations.

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