The Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), a group of former high-level American intelligence veterans, addressed an open letter to President Donald Trump on Dec. 21 countering the claim of key members of the Trump Administration and others, that Iran is a leading state sponsor of international terrorism. That “dubious distinction”, according to the letter signed by the entire VIPS board and published in Consortium News, goes to “Iran’s accusers – first and foremost Saudi Arabia”.
Saudi Arabia appears to be preparing for confrontation with Iran, through flanks in both Lebanon and Yemen. This comes just as the Islamic State is about to be defeated in Syria and Iraq.
The Foreign Minister of Yemen, Eng. Hisham Sharaf, sent a letter to Helga-Zepp LaRouche and all members of the international LaRouche Movement, expressing gratitude for the campaign they have been waging to stop the war of aggression on Yemen and calling for integrating Yemen into the New Silk Road paradigm. The minister had been given the LaRouche statement personally on Sept. 13 by Fouad Al-Ghaffari, the chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS.
On Sept. 13, Engineer Hisam Sharaf, the Foreign Minister of Yemen, received in his office in Sana’a a copy of the statement of the LaRouche Movement calling for an international investigation of the Saudi-led genocide in Yemen, and other emergency measures. The statement was hand-delivered by Schiller Institute friend Fouad Al-Ghaffari, Chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS, and President of the Yemeni Youth Cabinet.
Supporters of Jacques Cheminade’s presidential bid took part in an international demonstration on March 25 in Paris to demand an end to the ongoing genocide in Yemen, where they distributed a short statement by the candidate headlined “Stop the Mass Death.” “Stop the Mass Death.”
A conference on the “Forgotten War Crimes in Yemen” was held in Berlin on Feb. 25 at the initiative of Yemeni citizens living in Germany, to raise awareness of the urgent need to put an end to what is clearly the mass murder of the Yemenite people. Two representatives of the Schiller Institute spoke on the topic “Stop the genocide, peace through development”, bringing in the role Yemen can play in the New Silk Road perspective. They also read a statement from Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the president of the Schiller Institute, which we publish below.