Yemen Crisis: UN Chief to meet Saudi Prince

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Yemen Crisis: UN Chief to meet Saudi Prince

UNITED NATIONS, United States, June 21, (APP): Yemen Crisis: UN Chief to meet Saudi Prince

 

UN chief Ban Ki-moon will meet with Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Wednesday as the world body and Riyadh lock horns over the conflict in Yemen.

 

The two are to meet at midday at UN headquarters in New York, said Ban's deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, who gave no details of their agenda.

 

Tensions flared recently when the UN briefly blacklisted the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, after an expert report found it responsible for 60 percent of the 785 children killed in the country last year.

 

The blacklisting infuriated Saudis, and the UN removed the coalition from the list pending a fact review.