Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Putin wants UN to investigate Freedom Flotilla Massacre
Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA.ir),
Russian premier Vladimir Putin has said that his country wants the UN to investigate the Israeli military attack on the Freedom Flotilla in the international waters while heading with a humanitarian cargo to Gaza Strip.
Putin on Tuesday lashed out at Israel for its attack on the peaceful aid convoy that led to the killing of nine Turks and the injury of tens others, expressing concern that the attack was in international waters.
Addressing a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan on the sidelines of a security summit, Putin said that Moscow would raise the issue at the UN, adding that he discussed the issue in detail with Endogen.
Turkey wants an independent investigation committee under UN supervision to probe the attack. However, Israel is rejecting the proposal.