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UAE minister says U.N. Yemen rights report merits response

UAE minister says U.N. Yemen rights report merits response
FILE PHOTO: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, speaks at an event at Chatham House in London, Britain July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall   -   Copyright  Neil Hall(Reuters)
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DUBAI (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday a United Nations report accusing the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen of human rights abuses merited a response.

“We should review and respond to the (UN) experts’ report published today,” said Gargash in a tweet.

“The coalition is fulfilling its role in reclaiming the Yemeni state and securing the future of the region from Iranian interference,” he added.

(Reporting by Tuqa Khalid; writing by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by John Stonestreet)

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