US defends drone strikes as “necessary and just” in face of UN criticism

US defends drone strikes as “necessary and just” in face of UN criticism

Brazil, China and Venezuela sharply critical of ‘illegal’ programme but US says it has taken steps to introduce new guidelines. The US government has defended its use of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries in front of the UN, telling a chamber full of largely critical nations that in President Obama’s view the deployment of unmanned aerial attacks

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