Yemen’s minister of information: internal probes of UN in Yemen should be publicized

Moammar Al-Aryani said the work of the UN needs to be rethought because of the corruption probes. (File/AFP)
Updated 06 August 2019

Yemen’s minister of information: internal probes of UN in Yemen should be publicized

  • The minister said the information may jeopardize the reputation of the UN
  • The probe accuses more than a dozen of UN aid workers in Yemen of corruption

DUBAI: Yemen’s minister of information said the UN internal probe into his country prove that the Houthis have breached the international organization, Saudi national news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

Muammar Al-Aryani said the documents exposed the economic and political corruption of the organization and the mismanagement of humanitarian resources in Yemen.

The information could endanger the reputation of the UN, he said.

Al-Aryani said the findings also support what the government has been saying, that Houthis have infiltrated those organizations, in areas under their control, and put them under pressure.

He requested the findings of the probe be publicized in a bid to rethink the UN’s work in Yemen, as withholding the information could harm the humanitarian aid efforts by others.

An Associated Press investigation into UN aid workers in Yemen revealed that more than a dozen UN aid workers have been accused of corruption.

One of the staff even allowed a Houthi leader to use the agency’s vehicles to travel,  to protect him from potential attacks and airstrikes.


Iran charges three detained Australians with spying: report

Updated 52 min 13 sec ago

Iran charges three detained Australians with spying: report

  • Two of the Australians were alleged to have used a drone to take pictures of military sites

TEHRAN: Iran has charged three detained Australians with spying, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Tuesday, cited by Tasnim news agency.
Two of the Australians were alleged to have used a drone to take pictures of military sites, while a third was accused of spying for another country, Esmaili said, without naming them.