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Saudi Arabia demands sources for UN blacklist of child rights violators

15 June 2016 14:44


Saudi Arabia wants the UN to hand over the information of those who contributed to blacklisting the monarchy as a child rights violator.

The request was made via a letter by the Saudi UN Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dated June 8, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

The United Nations blacklisted Saudi Arabia in a report released earlier in the month, saying that the monarchy was responsible for 60 percent of the 785 deaths of children in Yemen last year.

But, on June 6, Ban removed the kingdom from the list and announced that he has accepted “a proposal by Saudi Arabia that the United Nations and the Saudi-led coalition review jointly the cases and numbers” cited in the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) report.

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