UN chief slams Saudi airstrike on Yemeni wedding

TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – The Secretary-General strongly condemns the airstrikes on a wedding party in Hajjah and on civilian vehicles in Taizz, where at least 50 civilians, including children, were reportedly killed and scores of others injured.

Here is the full text of Stéphane Dujarric's statement on Secretary-General António Guterres' condemnation of Saudi airstrike on Yemeni wedding:

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed. 

The Secretary-General reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law concerning the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure during armed conflicts. He calls for a prompt, effective and transparent investigation.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 23 April 2018


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