UN con­demns Houthi strikes on KSA

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The UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil has con­demned re­cent drone and mis­sile at­tacks on Saudi Ara­bia. The UN body on Mon­day is­sued a press state­ment sup­port­ing spe­cial en­voy

Martin Grif­fiths’ ef­forts in reach­ing a na­tion­wide cease-fire, im­ple­ment­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian and eco­nomic mea­sures, and re­sum­ing an in­clu­sive Ye­me­niled and owned po­lit­i­cal process, de­signed through sev­eral UN res­o­lu­tions.

These in­clude Res­o­lu­tion

2216 (2015) and sev­eral Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil ini­tia­tives, in­clud­ing the 2013-14 Na­tional Di­a­logue Con­fer­ence.

The coun­cil also wel­comed a cease-fire be­tween the Ye­meni gov­ern­ment and the South­ern Tran­si­tional Coun­cil in Abyan, bro­kered by the Coali­tion to Sup­port Le­git­i­macy in Ye­men. Coali­tion mon­i­tors have also been de­ployed to over­see the cease-fire.

The Se­cu­rity Coun­cil said it “highly ap­pre­ci­ated” coali­tion ef­forts. Bri­tain and France also con­demned the Houthi at­tack.

“I con­demn these lat­est at­tacks on Saudi Ara­bia by the Houthis, and their con­tin­ued of­fen­sives within Ye­men which cast fur­ther doubt on their claims to want peace,” Bri­tish For­eign Sec­re­tary Do­minic Raab said in a state­ment.

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