News ID: 270264
Published: 0756 GMT June 16, 2020

Iran: Excluding Saudi-led coalition from blacklist of child rights violators disgusting

Iran: Excluding Saudi-led coalition from blacklist of child rights violators disgusting
MARZIYEH MOUSAVI/IRNA

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi criticized the United Nations' dual approach towards human rights, and said it was disgusting to remove the Saudi-led coalition from the blacklist of child rights violators.

He made the remarks while reacting to removal of the Saudi coalition from the list of child rights violators by the United Nations secretariat general, IRNA reported.

 

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, Mousavi said.

 

He added such actions have been unprecedented, as in 2015, the then secretary-general of the United Nations removed Saudi Arabia from the list, referring to the Saudi Arabia's financial threats against UN as the main cause of the removal.

 

Mousavi regretted “some at the United Nations with the Saudi dollars are trying to clear” Saudi Arabia from the crimes it has been committing against Yemeni children and women 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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Resource: IRNA
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