The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) moved forward with its discussion on providing solutions for the proxy wars in the Middle East during the second session of their proceedings. The delegates discussed and offered solutions to the crisis in Yemen. Although, throughout much of the committee session the delegates were not engaged in informal discussion, they came up with various ways in which they could solve the crisis. The delegates discussed the root causes of the crisis and their solution.
One of the most popular topics of discussion in the committee was foreign involvement in areas of turmoil. Many of the delegates condemned the involvement of the US and claimed that it made the situation worse. In defence, the delegate of the USA mentioned that their President, Donald Trump, has been quoted saying he will pull out troops from Syria soon. The delegate also said that if a UN body is formed to intervene in, the US is willing to provide arms and ammunition for this body.
Adding to the issue, the delegate of Kuwait was quoted saying, “Yemen is a victim to the Shia rebels.” The delegate also stated that the conflict is mainly between the Sunni and the Shia, and that the Shia community is mainly responsible for the abuse in Yemen. When asked about their position on foreign intervention, the delegate of Kuwait was unavailable for comment. Overall, the committee focused on discussing their working papers and on solutions to the crises in the Middle East.
Reporter: Angelina Jain
Editor: Anahita Devesi