Iran: Ban Ki-moon’s remarks confirm UN bows to money, force, deception

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee underlined that UN Chief Ban Ki-moon’s confession that the world body has bowed down to the Saudi pressures to omit the country’s name from the child killers list showed that the world body can be easily bought and coaxed.

“Saudi Arabia’s name is simply crossed out of the list of the violators of children’s rights in Yemen and then the UN secretary-general admits that he had taken the decision for the fear of the cut of the UN programs’ budget,” wrote Rezayee, also former top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), on his Instagram page on Saturday.

“The UN secretary-general admits clearly that the UN has been actually the agent of money, force and deception and he showed in a ridiculous way the real face of an organization which was one day due to be a supporter of human beings,” he added.

Rezayee, meantime, said that it is not the first time that the UN has shown a double-standard behavior towards a nation, adding that the world body had earlier closed its eyes on former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s chemical attack against Iran and the recent killing of Muslim pilgrims in Mina and issued cruel resolutions against the Iranian nation in the past.

Ban Ki-Moon announced that Saudi Arabia will be removed, pending investigation, from a blacklist it was on for its role in killing more than 500 children in the Yemen war, prompting blackmail speculation.

Ban has since as good as confirmed the Saudis subjected him to extortion and condemned them for going too far, while stories have circulated they blackmailed him and threatened to pull funding for a raft of humanitarian programs.

Ban complained of “unacceptable” and “undue pressure” to take the Saudis off a blacklist for killing 510 children — 60 per cent of the children killed last year.

By Press TV