Yemen Govt. Urges International Community to Take Immediate Measures against Iran, Houthis

Yemen Govt. Urges International Community to Take Immediate Measures against Iran, Houthis

Friday, 15 December, 2017 - 11:30
Houthi militants in Yemen. (Reuters)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Yemeni government called on Friday the international community to take “immediate” measures to implement all United Nations Security Council resolutions related to it, starting with resolution 2216, reported the Yemeni news agency SABA.

It also called for holding the Iranian regime and the Houthi militias responsible for their hostile acts against the people of Yemen and the region, accusing them of obstructing the political process and prolonging the political and humanitarian crisis in the country.

It welcomed the fourth UN report on the implementation of resolution 2231 which it condemned the blatant and hostile Iranian meddling in Yemen’s internal affairs.

The report had also condemned Iran’s obvious support to the terrorist Houthi militias, providing them with advanced and dangerous rockets that threaten the security and stability of Yemen, as well as that of the region.

The Yemeni Foreign Ministry said that the support Iran provides the militias should not only be condemned, but Tehran should be held accountable for its actions.

The government reiterated its support to all the efforts of UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as he seeks to find a political solution to the country’s crisis.

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