Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Sunday, June 12, 2016

WAS THE UNITED NATIONS STATEMENT ON SAUDI ARABIA WITHOUT FACTUAL BASIS ?


The UN backed off last week in its pronouncement that Saudi Arabia was guilty of killing minors in the civil war in Yemen, after the Saudi Government stated that it would stop payment to it, unless its name was removed from a list of countries whose military unnecessarily causes children to become casualties of war.

The matter raises the question: was the UN statement on Saudi Arabia not supported by the facts ? We have previously reported on United Nations publications, and "fact findings," which were totally untrue. Was this latest UN inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a blacklist not supported by fact ?

Given that many of the individuals responsible for findings, in UN documents, hail from dictatorships, or from countries with a political agenda that is in opposition to both truth and human rights, we are now in the position that we must, as compliance officers, doubt the accuracy of anything coming out of the United Nations. 

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