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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:19 AM

China backs U.N. call for justice in Yemen, U.S. and Saudis don't

Source: Reuters


China backs U.N. call for justice in Yemen, U.S. and Saudis don't

Tom Miles

GENEVA (Reuters) - China signaled on Wednesday it was willing to back an international inquiry into atrocities in Yemen, as demanded by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, but Saudi Arabia and the United States said they did not support the idea.

For three years running U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein has asked the 47 countries in the U.N. Human Rights Council to set up an independent investigation into Yemen’s war, which has killed at least 10,000, destroyed the economy, led to a cholera epidemic and pushed millions to the brink of famine.

Despite his pleas, they have twice supported a Saudi plan to let Yemen investigate by itself.

On Wednesday, the Netherlands and Canada unveiled a draft resolution to establish an international commission of inquiry (COI) to ensure that “perpetrators of violations and abuses, including those that may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, are held accountable”.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un/china-backs-u-n-call-for-justice-in-yemen-u-s-and-saudis-dont-idUSKCN1BO0ZW

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Fred Sanders Sep 2017 #1

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:00 AM

1. The great underreported shame of America are the war crimes it and Saudi are committing

in Yemen where civilian deaths are massive and NOT being minimized.
A war crime by definition . America must stop giving Saudi intelligence a air refueling for Saudis air assault.

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