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This file photo taken on October 8, 2016 shows a general view of destruction following airstrikes on a funeral hall by Saudi Arabia on a building in the capital Sana'a. (Photo by AFP)
This file photo taken on October 8, 2016 shows a general view of destruction following airstrikes on a funeral hall by Saudi Arabia on a building in the capital Sana'a. (Photo by AFP)

Saudi Arabia, which is not capable of attacking countries able to fight back, is committing war crimes in the impoverished Yemen, says former US diplomat in Saudi Arabia Michael Springmann.

“The Saudis apparently cannot conduct a modern war and they can’t conduct a war against someone that is able to fight back,” he told Press TV on Saturday.

On Friday, Saudi warplanes carried out air raids on a market in the western Yemeni province of Hudaydah, killing at least 26 people and injuring 10 others.

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“The Americans are more deeply involved than ever because the Saudis apparently can’t either fight Yemen,” the former diplomat noted.

“They (the Saudis and their allies) are targeting one of the poorest countries in the world and using cluster bombs on them in Sana’a province,” said.

“Cluster bombs have been banned by 119 countries in the world, yet Saudi Arabia and its close connection – the United States and of course Israel – love to use cluster bombs,” he said, adding that the Saudi bombing campaign against civilian targets is “outrageous.”

Yemeni men check the site of an air raid that hit a funeral reception in the Arhab district, 40 kilometers north of the capital Sana'a, on February 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

According to the analyst, the number one terrorist state of course is Saudi Arabia that "sponsors the wars in the Middle East, sponsors the attacks on Arabs and Muslims."

He further criticized the US and Britain for their role in providing the Saudi kingdom with logistical and military support to freely conduct airstrikes against civilians in Yemen.

“The United States and the United Kingdom are the countries that have a horrible history of saying one thing for peace, truce and justice and at the same time they arm terrorist states, they arm aggressive rogue states and they believe that they can make money doing this and they can gain influence by controlling these aggressive states,” Springmann said.