U.N. imposes arms embargo against Houthis

A Saudi artillery unit fires shells towards Houthi positions from the Saudi border with Yemen April 13, 2015. (REUTERS)

A Saudi artillery unit fires shells towards Houthi positions from the Saudi border with Yemen April 13, 2015. (REUTERS)

The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo against Yemen’s Houthi militias and blacklisting the country’s deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Resolution 2216 was passed under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter and imposes sanctions against the leader of the Houthi movement with Saleh.

It was unanimously adopted by the session, with Russia being the only member abstaining.

United States envoy to the top U.N. body Samantha Powers said the U.S. condemned the Houthis’ acts in Yemen which have led the destabilization of the country.

SOURCE: Al-Arabiya News

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