21-09-2021 01:39 AM Jerusalem Timing

UN Imposes Arms Embargo on Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement

UN Imposes Arms Embargo on Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement

The UN Security Council on Tuesday imposed an arms embargo on Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and demanded it immediately pulls back from territory seized and instead seek a political settlement.

UNSCThe UN Security Council on Tuesday imposed an arms embargo on Yemen's Ansarullah movement and demanded it immediately pulls back from what it claimed to be "seized territory" and instead seek a political settlement.

Russia abstained from voting but did not veto the resolution, the first formal action taken by the council since a Saudi-led coalition launched an air campaign against Yemen on March 26.

Drafted by the Gulf countries and Jordan, the resolution imposes sanctions on the Houthi leader, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, and a key ally.

The Saudi-led coalition began on March 26 air strikes against Yemen, killing or wounding hundreds of civilians and causing much destruction across the state.