U.N. chief blasts Saudi pressure after Yemen coalition blacklisting

June 9, 2016 8:04 PM

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U.N. chief blasts Saudi pressure after Yemen coalition blacklisting

UNITED NATIONS United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia had exerted "unacceptable" undue pressure on the world body after a U.N. report blacklisted a Saudi-led military coalition for killing children in Yemen.

Riyadh had threatened to cut its funding of U.N. programs in response to the blacklisting last week and suggested a fatwa - an Islamic legal opinion - could be placed on the world body, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

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