Le Monde, the largest and most widely spread French newspaper, criticized the country’s government, headed by Emmanuel Macron, for supporting Arab tyrants and tyrants through suspicious arms deals to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt. The newspaper accused the French government of violating international law by supporting some parties in Yemen, Egypt and Libya, and selling arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which exacerbated conflicts and killed many innocent people.
In a report published on Friday, December 24, 2021, the newspaper expressed its astonishment at the French position; Although Paris was aware of serious violations of international law, according to Le Monde, it continued to support Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt with arms sales.
The French newspaper confirmed that the tyrant Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Egypt, Yemen and Libya; But at the same time, they are major customers of French arms companies, such as Airbus, Arcos, Dassault, MBDA, Naval Group, Nexter, Safran and Thales.
To reveal the extent of the ugliness of what the Arab tyrants are doing, the newspaper noted that the number of promising and indirect deaths due to the war in Yemen had exceeded 370,000 cases by the end of 2021 AD, according to a report issued by the United Nations Development Program. As the war continues between the Houthis and the government supported by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, it continues – according to the newspaper – to ignore repeated calls by the UN Security Council for the conflicting parties to respect international law, and France and Britain ignore UN warnings about arms sales that prolong the conflict.
Le Monde points out that the “secret” memo published by the “Disclose” website, which specializes in investigative investigations, not only reveals the government’s knowledge of the use of French weapons in the Yemen war, but also confirms that the government lied to Parliament and French citizens. French government ministers repeat that it respects its international obligations, especially Article 6 of the Arms Trade Treaty, but it does the opposite, as it has sold control and interception devices that allowed the arrest and torture of human rights activists in Yemen and Egypt, according to the Disclose website.
In its report, the newspaper discussed the flimsy justifications on which the French government relies; It affirms that Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE is an underestimation of the suffering of the Yemeni and Egyptian peoples, and sends a clear signal of the lack of respect for international humanitarian law, and to follow in the footsteps of the Russian and Chinese governments under the pretext of maintaining stability and security. The newspaper believes that this French policy contributes to eliminating the hopes of millions of people who aspire to achieve a better future for their children. According to Le Monde, the justifications for maintaining stability and security are unacceptable, especially after the failure of the war on terrorism with European and American weapons to improve the lives of civilians in the Middle East.
Apart from Le Monde’s latest report, the French website “Disclose” had published an investigative report on November 21, 2021 AD, on the hidden intelligence relations between the French government and the regime of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi; He stressed the French military presence on Egyptian soil under the banner of military and intelligence cooperation in the war on terrorism since 2016, under the name “Operation Siri”. According to analysts, the mysterious French military presence in the Western Desert of Egypt is an extension of the French military presence in the Sahel and Sahara region with the aim of extending Paris’ influence on the African continent, eliminating Islamic movements under the pretext of extremism and terrorism, and supporting dictatorial governments to secure French interests.
Since 2014, French arms deals for the Sisi regime have followed suit until Paris topped the list of countries exporting arms to Cairo, and the regime bought 54 Rafale planes, two frigates and other parts for more than 9 billion euros. In a report published in November 2021, the French newspaper “Liberation” accused the country’s government of complicity with the dictatorial regime of Egypt in extrajudicial killings, and said that the French Ministry of Defense evaded these charges immediately after publishing this information, and demanded the International Federation for Human Rights and its partner organizations The French government will allow justice to fully investigate new discoveries about intelligence cooperation between France and Egypt, without hindering the work of judges and investigators, who are trying to shed light on the possible complicity of French companies.
In a previous report in November 2021, Le Monde attributed the reasons for French support for the dictatorial regime of Sisi and involvement in its violations of human rights to four reasons. The second reason is the increase in terrorist activities, especially after ISIS announced the establishment of its state in 2014. The third file is the fight against irregular migration. The fourth is the congruence of attitudes towards the Libyan file, and Paris and Cairo’s support for General Khalifa Haftar. These are the files that pushed the relations between the two countries to the heart of the strategic partnership. After an order for 30 new Rafale aircraft in early 2021 AD, Emeric Elwin, the arms defense official at Amnesty International, regretted that, and considered this a French reward for the Sisi regime for its constant human rights violations.
In order to realize the extent of the crime committed by the Sisi regime by cooperating with the French intelligence in monitoring the Egyptian-Libyan borders, Ambassador Bassam Rady, spokesperson for the Presidency of the Republic in Egypt, had stated on July 16, 2020 AD through a telephone interview to the “Happening in Egypt” program on the satellite channel. “MBC Egypt”, which was presented by Sherif Amer, said that Egypt destroyed 10,000 four-wheel drive vehicles on the Libyan-Egyptian border loaded with terrorists and foreign fighters during six years. He estimated the number of those killed at 40,000, saying, “If every car had 4 in it, about 40,000 would have been killed, describing them as terrorists, smugglers and foreign fighters. But the last paragraph was omitted from the reports of pro-regime websites.
All these evidence and data confirm that Egypt during the era of Sisi has become open to many foreign forces; Israel worships its planes over Sinai day and night, and Sisi admitted it. And French forces in the Western Desert of Egypt to support Haftar on the pretext of combating terrorism and illegal immigration, and the “CESMOA” agreement, which allows the American military presence on Egyptian territory and airspace in case of war, unlike the American bases in Egypt since the era of Sadat and Mubarak.
Source: بوابة الحرية والعدالة by fj-p.com.
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