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After Covid Reaches Yemen UNSC Canned Statement While Corrupt Guterres Censors Press

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NY Post List

UN GATE, July 28 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on 27 March 2018 lavished praise on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman now accused with respect to Jamal Khashoggi, accepting a $930 million check from the Saudis and UAE, with not a word of the Saudi led bombing campaign that has killed civilians and caused cholera in Yemen. While his team still has MOU(s) with MBS, Guterres conceals others of his financial links.

  Now alongside COVID-19 cases in Yemen, Guterres is still refusing to answer about lax social distancing practices at his mission in South Sudan, and now a petition, and even use by UN Security of its gym, three people at a time, contrary to New York law, Inner City Press scoops here. Then on July 27 his Spokesman Farhan Haq had Inner City Press removed from even an ongoing briefing about COVID and cities.

His UN Secretariat is corrupt; the members of the UN Security Council have done nothing about Guterres' censorship of Press. On July 28 on Yemen the Security Council issued a Press Statement, which we publish in full while still banned: "On 28 July, UN Special Envoy Griffiths, General Guha, and Under-Secretary General Lowcock briefed the Security Council about delays to the political process and warned of increasing levels of acute malnutrition. Mrs Almasabi and Mrs Alsaidy briefed about the situation for persons with disabilities as well as the health system. The members of the Security Council emphasised their support for inclusivity in the Yemeni-led and Yemeni-owned political process, as set out in relevant UN resolutions, including resolution 2216 (2015), as well as by the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative and its implementation mechanism and the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference. They expressed steadfast support for Griffiths, and called on the parties to agree to the mediated proposals with haste. They welcomed the efforts of Saudi Arabia to reactivate the Riyadh Agreement, and underlined the importance of swift and effective implementation. They reaffirmed resolution 2532 and reiterated support for the 25 March Secretary-General call for a cessation of hostilities. They expressed deep concern at funding shortfalls that exacerbate the growing risk of acute malnutrition. They called on all donors to urgently step-up, disburse their pledges, and save lives.   The members of the Security Council reiterated their deep alarm at the growing risk the Safer oil tanker could rupture or explode. They noted conflicting Houthi announcements regarding UN access to the Safer tanker, and called for concrete action as soon as possible, including agreeing to entry permits, a safe travel route to the tanker, and all other logistical arrangements, in order to facilitate unconditional access for United Nations technical experts to assess the tanker's condition, conduct any possible urgent repairs, and make recommendations for the safe extraction of the oil, ensuring close cooperation with the United Nations. They looked forward to seeing concrete action implemented without delay.     The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen." But what about the UN Secretariat's outrageous lack of social distancing in South Sudan (UNMISS) and hypocritical keeping open of gym in New York, and banning of and refusal to answer the Press? What is the Security Council, and each of its 15 members, doing about that? Watch this site.

 On September 12, from the UN of Antonio "Back Door" Guterres who fled into a side door to his public mansion to avoid questions after a luxury boat cruise on September 7, this: "The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha of India as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and Head of the United Nations Mission in support of the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) pursuant to Security Council resolutions 2452 (2019) and 2481 (2019).     Lieutenant General (retired) Guha succeeds Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard, who served as RCC Chair and Head of UNMHA from 31 January to 31 July 2019.

 On September 1, with Guterres still silent and partnering with MBS through his Youth Envoy and craven UN Correspondents Association, here, more than 100 people have reportedly been killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led military coalition on a detention center in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday. The ICRC rushed to the scene in the city of Dhamar with medical teams and hundreds of body bags. "The location that was hit has been visited by ICRC before," Rauchenstein said. We'll have more on this - and this:

Past 4 pm on Friday, August 30 the UN issued a denial of accreditation with no reasoning other than that accreditation had previously been revoked:

"From: malu at un dot org
Date: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 4:23 PM
Subject: U.N. eAccreditation request for Matthew Lee Ref # M5413398 has been declined
To: Inner City Press:

Greetings Matthew Lee from Inner City Press,  Your media accreditation request, with reference no: M5413398, has been declined for the following reason: Media accreditation was withdrawn on 17 August 2018."

  This is Kafka-esque, and corrupt. We will have more, much more, on this.


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