Russia and Venezuela object to proposed resolution on Yemen

2015-04-09 09:39
Yemeni supporters of the southern seperatist movement fire towards Huthi rebels (unseen) during clashes in the northern Dar Saad neighbourhood. (Saleh al-Obeidi, AFP)

Yemeni supporters of the southern seperatist movement fire towards Huthi rebels (unseen) during clashes in the northern Dar Saad neighbourhood. (Saleh al-Obeidi, AFP)

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New York - Russia and Venezuela have objected to a draft United Nations resolution that would ban arms shipments to leaders of Yemen's Houthi Shi’ite rebels and the country's former president and his son to try to halt their military campaign against supporters of the embattled president.

UN diplomats said Russia wants the Security Council resolution to include an arms embargo on all parties in the Yemen conflict, not just the Houthis and their supporters. It also wants the resolution to authorise "humanitarian pauses" in airstrikes by a Saudi-led military coalition supporting the president, which Moscow called for on Saturday, they said.

The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because negotiations have been private, said talks between key parties were continuing to try to reach agreement on the draft resolution, sponsored by Jordan.

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