UN Security Council Imposes Arms Embargo on the Houthis


Mon, 28-02-2022 08:20 PM, Aden

New York (South24) 

The United Nations Security Council on Monday imposed an arms embargo on the Houthis.

The decision came  after they claimed several drone and missile assaults the UAE and Saudi Arabia this year.

According to Reuters, this measure expands a targeted U.N. arms embargo on several Houthi leaders to the whole group.

Eleven members voted in favor of the resolution, while Ireland, Mexico, Brazil and Norway abstained.

The UAE mission to the UN welcomed the result of the vote, saying the resolution would “curtail the military capabilities of the Houthis & push toward stopping their escalation in Yemen and the region”.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee, criticized the UNSC decision for ignoring “crimes” by the Coalition and said in a tweet that any arms embargo that does not apply to the Coalition “has no meaning”.

Monday’s UNSC resolution described the Houthis as a “terrorist group”.

It stated that the Security Council “strongly condemns the cross-border attacks by the Houthi terrorist group, including attacks on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates striking civilians and civilian infrastructure, and demanding the immediate cessation of such attacks”.

The Houthis had adopted numerous attacks against the UAE and Saudi Arabia, targeting airports and civilian facilities in the two countries, during the past months. 

Source: Reuters, AP, AFP, South24
Photo: The United Nations headquarters building is pictured though a window with the UN logo in the foreground in the Manhattan borough of New York August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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