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UN security council imposes arms embargo on Houthis in Yemen

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The UN Security council passed the resolution against the Houthis in Yemen on Tuesday. The council imposed an arms embargo on the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

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The council meeting consists of 15 countries, in which 14 countries voting in favor, although, Russia refuses the resolution.

The resolution uplifted by Jordan also blacklisted Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi and the ex-president’s eldest son, Ahmad Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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“The co-sponsor refused to include the requirements insisted upon by Russia addressed to all sides to the conflict to swiftly halt fire and to begin peace talks,”.

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“The adopted resolution should not be used for further escalation of the armed conflict which could have the most difficult consequences for Yemen itself as well as the whole region,”

“There is no alternative to a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.”

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s envoy to the UN told the council after the vote.

Resolution 2216 was passed under chapter 7 of the UN charter.

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US envoy to the UN Samantha Power told that “a legitimate transition in Yemen can only be achieved through political negotiations and a consensus agreement among all political parties based on the (Gulf Cooperation Council) initiative and the outcomes of Yemen’s national dialogue conference”.

 

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