UNITED NATIONS, August 14 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Long after the Saudi led Coalition killed children in a school in Yemen, after comments by even a US Representative, Ban Ki-moon belatedly commented without addressing how or why he dropped the Saudi led Coalition from the Children and Armed Conflict annex on Yemen. Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told Inner City Press that Ban somehow held Saudi Arabia MORE accountable by dropping them. Really? Here is Ban's belated statement:
"The Secretary-General condemns the attack, reported to have been an airstrike, on a school in the Sa'ada governorate of northern Yemen on 13 August. The attack killed at least 10 children and injured many more.
The Secretary-General notes with dismay that civilians, including children, continue to bear the brunt of increased fighting and military operations in Yemen. He calls for a swift investigation of this tragic event and urges the parties to take all necessary measures to prevent further violations of international humanitarian lawand human rights and do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.
The Secretary-General reiterates that there is no military solution to the crisis in Yemen. He calls upon the parties to renew -- without delay and in good faith -- their engagement with his Special Envoy for Yemen in pursuit of a negotiated solution.