UN approves arms embargo on Yemen Houthi and former president Ali Saleh leaders

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SHAFAQNA – According to TVNZ news reported “The U.N. Security Council imposed an arms embargo on the leaders of Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son. The resolution, approved in a 14-0 vote, is aimed at ending the Houthi military action against supporters of current President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was forced to flee to Saudi Arabia.” the council imposed an asset freeze and travel ban on the Houthi leader and Saleh’s son.

RT reported that ”  Russia being the only abstention. The Russian representative explained the move by saying that not all of Moscow’s proposals had been included in the final text drafted by Jordan and Gulf Arab states. The co-sponsors 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,” Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told the council after the vote.

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