UN chief faced ‘blackmail’ after blacklisting Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

Muslim allies of Saudi Arabia piled pressure on UN chief Ban Ki-moon over the blacklisting of a Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen, with Riyadh threatening to cut Palestinian aid and funds to other UN programs, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.

The United Nations announced on Monday it had removed the coalition from a child rights blacklist – released last week – pending a joint review by the world body and the coalition of cases of child deaths and injuries during the war in Yemen.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    At the UN, money talks and bullshit walks.

  • DD_Austin

    It’s no surprise that our “leaders” are bought
    The surprise is just how cheaply they are bought

  • Minicapt

    “Saudi Arabia is the fourth largest donor to UNRWA and provided around $100 million (£69 million) towards education, healthcare and other services for refugees.”
    I’d like to see an auditor’s report first. Much of that $100M is probably graft or for ‘dawah’.


  • infedel

    Phuque saudis…it was American discovery and mining of oil that gave them an unfair advantage…..take all out tech back and they will regress to camel herders and bedouin bandits.