Ban Ki-moon gets on his knees for the Sauds..deaths of Yemeni children

https://www.rt.com/news/346010-saudi-coalition-blacklist-un/

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has admitted that his decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from the organization’s blacklist came after threats from a number of countries. Human rights groups are urging him to backtrack on the decision.

Ban said on Thursday that temporarily removing the coalition from the blacklist was “one of the most painful and difficult decisions I have had to make,” and that it raised “the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously.”

“Children already at risk in Palestine, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and so many other places would fall further into despair,” he told reporters.

The UN secretary-general added that “it is unacceptable for member states to exert undue pressure…scrutiny is a natural and necessary part of the work of the United Nations.”

Ban did not specifically mention the Saudi-led coalition in his remarks.

It comes after a diplomatic source told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the UN was faced with “bullying, threats [and] pressure” from Riyadh, adding that it was “real blackmail.”

The source also said there was a threat of “clerics in Riyadh meeting to issue a fatwa against the UN, declaring it anti-Muslim, which would mean no contacts of OIC [Organisation of Islamic Cooperation] members, no relations, contributions, support, to any UN projects [or] programs.”

A fatwa is a legal opinion used in sharia law. In Saudi Arabia, they can only be issued by the group of top, government-appointed clerics and are sometimes commissioned by the ruling family to back up its political positions.

In addition, several diplomatic sources said the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) would be hit especially hard if the blacklisting were upheld. Saudi Arabia was the fourth-biggest donor to the UNRWA last year, supplying it with nearly US$100 million.

However, the Saudi Arabian government denied on Thursday that it had threatened the UN, Al Arabiya reported.

Saudi Arabia’s UN envoy, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, also stated that “we don’t use threats or intimidation,” and Riyadh is “very committed to the United Nations.” He also denied any threat of a fatwa, calling the notion “ridiculous” and“outrageous.” 

The UN’s removal of the coalition from the blacklist came on Monday, despite releasing a report the same day which said its campaign had caused 60 percent of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, killing 510 and wounding 667. It also blamed the coalition for half the attacks on schools and hospitals.

https://www.rt.com/news/345333-saudi-coalition-un-blacklist/

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great leadership moon..sold out to money..he even admits it..

“It comes after a diplomatic source told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the UN was faced with “bullying, threats [and] pressure” from Riyadh, adding that it was “real blackmail.” The source also said there was a threat of “clerics in Riyadh meeting to issue a fatwa against the UN, declaring it anti-Muslim, which would mean no contacts of OIC [Organisation of Islamic Cooperation] members, no relations, contributions, support, to any UN projects [or] programs.”

*sigh

“Saudi Arabia’s UN envoy, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, also stated that “we don’t use threats or intimidation,” and Riyadh is “very committed to the United Nations.” He also denied any threat of a fatwa, calling the notion “ridiculous” and“outrageous.” 

*yawn

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~ by seeker401 on June 13, 2016.

One Response to “Ban Ki-moon gets on his knees for the Sauds..deaths of Yemeni children”

  1. *sigh indeed
    of course are commit to evilUN why? cos THEY & exist circa10-24-1945
    *yawn indeed

    http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12057

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