Oxfam urges West, US to halt Saudi arms sales
Tehran, In its latest report on Friday on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, Oxfam International called on the West, especially the United States and Britain, to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia.
'A civilian is killed every three hours in Yemen', the non-profit organization reported, calling on the United States, UK and other European countries to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia, AFP reported on Saturday.
Since August, many Yemenis have lost their lives due to illness and hunger, Oxfam added.
The non-governmental organization has argued in the war against Yemen Saudis pay no attention to the lives of civilians whatsoever.
This comes as following the scandal of slaying Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi critic journalist, 13 billion-dollar military contracts between Saudi Arabia and Europe are in limbo.
Oxfam is among the largest international relief organizations to root out poverty, hunger and injustice in the world, which consists of 15 organizations working with partners in 98 countries with its headquarters in UK.
Since March 2015, a coalition of several Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia and the go-ahead and assistance from the United States launched assaults on Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country under the pretext of bringing the ousted Yemeni President Mansour Hadi back to office.
The Saudi incursion into Yemen has thus far claimed the lives of 16,000 innocent Yemenis and has razed the country to the ground.
Source:. Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA