Yemen: Military Intervention

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of David Linden David Linden SNP Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department last carried out an assessment of (a) whether the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has been targeting civilians and (b) that coalition's level of respect for and compliance with international humanitarian law; and if he will place in the Library copies of the documentation used in those assessments.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence

We continue to keep the situation in Yemen under close scrutiny based on the most up-to-date information and analysis available, providing regular advice to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to inform their ongoing assessment of Saudi Arabian compliance with international humanitarian law.

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