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Pirouz Mojtahedzade's opern letter to Ban Ki-moon

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Your Excellency
I, Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh, Professor of Political Geography and Geopolitics at universities in Tehran area, declare that, as one of the 29 signatories of the Bosporus Consensus Declaration in support of universal humanitarian law protecting civilians in new armed conflicts - Istanbul = September 2007, wish to express my deep opprobrium of the continued killing and maiming of all civilians, particularly the defenseless Shiite civilians; men, women, and children in Yemen, by the unrelenting aerial bombardments by the Saudi Arabian war machine, and invite your Excellency as the Secretary General of the United Nations to use your good offices to coordinate some kind of movement among international media, internationally respected charity like Oxfam, and international human rights organizations such as UN Human Right Commission, who have extensively voiced out their deep concern over the expanding Saudi war crimes against Shiite civilians and children in Yemen, for a universal condemnation of the unmistakable Anti-Shiite sectarian ism of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia as the first in charge of expanding wars of devastation in civilian areas in Iraq and Syria, and particularly in the Republic of Yemen,
Inspired by the conspiracy of “Shiite Crescent”, a term first coined by King Abdullah of Jordan in 2004, then re-launched by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the form of a conspiracy with Prince Hassan of Jordan in 2016, and supported by George W. Bush of the United States, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and the House of Saud, a sinister geopolitical division of the world of Islam begun along the line of sectarian divisions, setting the overzealous Wahhabi groups on the Shiite nations in a stretch of land, starting in a crescent shape from the Shiite provinces of eastern Arabia and Bahrain to the wholly or partly Shiite countries of Iran and Iraq, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Syria. The new sectarian mania fanned the fire of a fierce anti-Shiite fervor in the House of Saud, especially under the present King Salman that intensified their search for zealous Wahhabi militia to counter their imaginary pro-Shiite fighting forces, with the resultant creation of the terrorist groups like the Taliban, Al-Qaida and the so-called ISIS with the assistance of elements in Pakistani political and security establishments, and unleashed their terroristic rough on the historically oppressed Shiite nations of Iraq and Syria as well as the republic of Yemen and elsewhere even in Africa.
Considering the fact that the continued killing of Shiite civilians in Yemen is attracting protests from media and charity circles, as well as the human rights and humanitarian rights organizations, especially in Europe and the United States where protesters have succeeded to some extent in effecting cut back on sales of arms to the House of Saud, I would request the office of the Secretary General of the United Nations to use its good offices and try and coordinate a universal condemnation of the war crimes of the anti-Shiite Saudi King Salman as the first in line of expanding Saudi war efforts against civilians and children in Arab countries like Iraq and Syria, especially against civilians and children in the targeted Shiite communities in the Yemen.

Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh
Professor of Political Geography
and Geopolitics, and signatory of
the Bosporus Declaration in support
of International humanitarian law

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