UN officials urge credible inquiry into Yemen air strike

Published: August 11, 2018


 UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen that killed dozens of people on Thursday and called for “an independent and prompt investigation,” a spokesperson said.

“The Secretary-General emphasizes that all parties must take constant care to spare civilians and civilian objects in the conduct of military operations,” UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a statement.

Yemen: around 10,000 dead and a humanitarian crisis

The United Nations Security Council called for a credible and transparent investigation into a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen that killed dozens of children, British UN Ambassador Karen Pierce said on Friday.

“They expressed their grave concern at these and all other recent attacks in Yemen. They called for a credible and transparent investigation,” Pierce, council president for August, said after a senior UN official briefed the 15-member council on the strike.

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