UN to ask US to end CIA drone attacks: Report

A senior United Nations official is expected to call on the United States next week to stop CIA drone attacks against people what they see "suspect", a US paper said.

UN to ask US to end CIA drone attacks: Report

A senior United Nations official is expected to call on the United States next week to stop CIA drone attacks against people what they see "suspect", a US paper said.

Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said Thursday that he would deliver a report on June 3 to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva declaring that the “life and death power” of drones should be entrusted to regular armed forces, not intelligence agencies.

“With the Defense Department you’ve got maybe not perfect but quite abundant accountability as demonstrated by what happens when a bombing goes wrong in Afghanistan,” he said according to the New York Times. “The whole process that follows is very open.

Whereas if the C.I.A. is doing it, by definition they are not going to answer questions, not provide any information, and not do any follow-up that we know about.”

In an interview Tuesday on Australia's ABC radio, Alston also said only the United States, Israel and Russia currently use drones to carry out targeted killings, but other countries were likely to begin using them for similar purposes in future.

"We've got to look at rules for the future, which will govern all countries," he told ABC Radio.


Agencies

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