Jun 17, 2020, 11:41 AM
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Mousavi: US, S. Arabia mocking int’l mechanisms

Tehran, June 17, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi in a message reacted to UN Secretariat’s excluding Saudi coalition from the list of child rights violators, saying the US and Saudi Arabia are mocking the international mechanisms.

“Just days after leveling baseless accusations against #Iran, UN secretariat gives a free pass to Saudi-led coalition in #Yemen, despite admitting 100s of Yemeni children were killed by the coalition,” Mousavi wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

“Saudi Arabia (w/ $$) & US (w/ bulling) r mocking int'l mechanisms,” he added.

UN secretary-general removed Saudi coalition from the list of child killers at a time when international organizations have acknowledged that large numbers of Yemeni children and young adults have lost their lives in disasters, including student bus bombings, airstrikes on homes and schools, and hospitals.

Of course, such actions are not unprecedented, as in 2015, the then secretary-general of the United Nations removed Saudi Arabia from the list, citing Saudi Arabia's financial threat to the UN.

Unfortunately, some in the United Nations are trying to exclude the country of crimes against Yemeni children and women with Saudi dollars. And this is while according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, one Yemeni child dies every 10 minutes as a result of war, as well as the siege imposed on Yemen by the Saudi coalition.


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