UNSC urges Yemen’s Houthis to cede power
The United Nations Security Council votes in favor of a resolution demanding the Houthi militia’s withdrawal from Yemeni government institutions. (Reuters)
Yemen’s Houthi militia was urged by the U.N. Security Council on Sunday to cede power and release President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi.
The 15 members of the council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution drafted by Britain and Jordan to that effect, also urging the Houthis to negotiate with their opponents.
“The Security Council has spoken in one voice and delivered a strong and united message,” British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said, according to Agence France-Presse.
His Jordanian colleague Dina Kawar stressed that “we need to prevent Yemen from sliding into the abyss.”
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