Security Council threatens sanctions against Yemen spoilersListen /
The Security Council is threatening sanctions against those who are trying to obstruct the democratic process in Yemen.
The Council is calling on the people of Yemen to reject the use of violence to achieve political goals.
In a resolution unanimously adopted on Tuesday, the Council demanded the cessation of all actions aimed at undermining the Government of National Unity and the ongoing political transition.
Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant of the United Kingdom says the resolution sends a message to those who are trying to spoil the political process in Yemen.
"They should read this resolution particularly carefully because it makes clear that any spoilers, those who are trying to disrupt the transition, disrupt the national dialogue, disrupt the National Unity Government will be held accountable and the Council expresses itself ready to adopt measures under Article 41 which, as you know, includes various sanctions measures for all those who are trying to spoil the process."(24")
After popular protests, warring factions in Yemen signed an agreement on a transitional settlement last November, which paved the way for the resignation of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi was elected in February this year and is leading the democratization process.