Is the Saudi Warfare in Yemen "Legal"?
In an article in the New Yorker called "How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse" the writer Nichos Niarchos at one point writes, ""In Washington and Riyadh, Saudi diplomats and soldiers assured their U.S. counterparts that the war would be over within six weeks. A U.N. Security Council resolution legitimatized their intervention."
Stanley Heller, host of "The Struggle" Video News challenged that and tweeted to Niarchos that the U.N. Security Council never authorized the Saudi military intervention.
Niarchos tweeted this in reply:
Now click here for a link to Security Council resolution 2216. Nowhere does it authorize military intervention. At best it requires countries to inspect ships for weapons that might be going to the Houthis, but that's not the same as giving an OK for a war to destroy the Houthis. Niarchos argues that president Hadi called for military help and then the U.N. passed 2216 which is "broadly interpreted" as granting his wish. He cites this link.
Yes, we know about "broad interpretations", how leaders take a few words to justify all kinds of violent acts.
The Saudi (U.S.) intervention in the fighting in Yemen is not authorized by the U.N. Security Council. It's an act of aggression, the highest war crime.