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Saudi Arabia seeks "compromise" on Yemen probe, not international inquiry

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    Published: 2017-09-13 15:57:53 BdST

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A man holds a banner showing a victim of Saudi-led air strikes during a demonstration outside the United Nations offices in Sanaa, Yemen Aug 29, 2017. Reuters

The time is not right for an independent international inquiry into human rights violations in Yemen, as demanded by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Geneva said on Wednesday.

The Netherlands and Canada are backing a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council mandating an international inquiry, but Saudi Ambassador Abdulaziz Alwasil said that a national Yemeni commission was in a better position to investigate.