UN chief discusses flotilla incident with Israeli prime minister

08:34, July 13, 2010      

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UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon on Monday discussed the flotilla incident with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the two sides also touched upon the probe into the May 31 incident which killed nine people, a UN spokesman said here.

Farhan Haq, the UN associate spokesman, made the statement in response to a press question at the daily news briefing here.

"The secretary-general had spoken by telephone this morning with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and they had discussed the inquiry into the May 31 flotilla incident," Haq said.

Their phone conversation coincided with an Israeli military inquiry, which found intelligence and operational errors in a deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

The "battle guidelines" issued to commandos who raided the flotilla were flawed as was the intelligence, reports said.

Source: Xinhua

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