February 4, 2019 / 3:49 PM / 3 months ago

Pope says consequences of Yemen war 'are before our eyes'

Pope Francis speaks during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The consequences of the war in Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East “are before our eyes”, Pope Francis said after meeting with United Arab Emirates leaders in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

“War cannot create anything but misery, weapons bring nothing but death...Its fateful consequences are before our eyes. I am thinking in particular of Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Libya,” he said in a speech during a historic visit to the UAE, which is playing a leading military role in the Yemen war.

“Let us commit ourselves against the logic of armed power,” he said.

Reporting by Philip Pullella, Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Toby Chopra

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