UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council has approved an arms embargo on leaders of Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels and their key supporters, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son.
The vote Tuesday was 14-0, with Russia abstaining.
The resolution is aimed at ending the Houthis military campaign against supporters of Yemen’s embattled president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and the rebels’ attempt to take over the strategic Mideast country.
It demanded that all Yemeni parties, especially the Houthis, end violence and “resume and accelerate” U.N.-brokered negotiations to continue the country’s political transition.
Saudi-led airstrikes in support of Hadi and escalating fighting on the ground between the Houthis and Hadi’s supporters have pushed the Arab world’s poorest nation to the brink of collapse.