Excluding Saudi coalition from blacklist of child rights violators disgusting
Tehran (IP)– Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi lambasted the United Nations' dual approach vis-a-vis human rights, underling that it was disgusting to exclude the Saudi coalition from the blacklist of violators of child rights.
"UN secretary-general removed Saudi coalition from the list of child killers at a time when international organizations have acknowledged that great numbers of Yemeni children and young adults have lost their lives in disasters, including student bus bombings, airstrikes on homes and schools, and hospitals which their painful photos and news are deniable," the official went on to say.
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, the spox stated.
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.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Monday the launching of the year’s edition of the United Nations annual report on children in conflict without the inclusion of Saudi coalition countries in the list of violators of children’s rights.
Amnesty International was the first human rights organization that denounced the decision of “UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to remove the Saudi coalition from the blacklist of entities that committed abuses against children.”The organization saw in a statement on Monday night that excluding the countries of the war coalition in Yemen from the list of shame questioned its mechanism.