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Saudi Prince to discuss Yemen issue with UN chief

  • Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince has requested a meeting with the United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon to discuss the brief blacklisting of a Saudi-led coalition on account of killing children in Yemen. UN Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, has confirmed receiving an official request who also added that the United Nations will not reveal its sources as requested by Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi in a letter dated June 8.  The UN report on children and armed conflict said the coalition, which began an air campaign in March 2015 to defeat Iran-allied Houthi rebels, was responsible for 60 percent of child deaths and injuries in the conflict last year, killing 510 and wounding 667.