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May 27, 2016
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Saudi Ambassador to the U.N.: Russia Sheds Crocodile Tears over Yemen, But Does Not Donate a Single Dollar

#5495 | 00:59
Source: Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)

In a May 27 interview with the Al-Arabiya network, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, the Saudi ambassador to the U.N., complained that the international community, especially Russia, was constantly "whining" about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, while letting Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states foot the bill.

 

Following are excerpts

 

 

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi: There seems to be a general sense among the international community that [the humanitarian crisis in Yemen] is the problem of the Gulf states, and it lets Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states cover the expenses all by themselves. We may accept this state of affairs, if only they stopped their constant whining about the humanitarian crisis...

 

 

Interviewer: And their crying...

 

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi: Yes, they are shedding crocodile tears.

 

 

Interviewer: Especially Russia...

 

 

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi: Right, especially Russia, which will speak again today in the discussion about the humanitarian situation, without having donated a single dollar for Yemen throughout this period.

 

 

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