Security Council condemns actions of Houthi forces in Yemen

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Security Council chamber. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Actions by Houthi forces to undermine the government of Yemen have been condemned by the Security Council.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Security Council welcomed the recent progress in Yemen's political transition.

It noted with concern that the Houthis and others continue to stoke the conflict in the North in an attempt to obstruct the political transition.

Ambassador Mark Lyall-Grant of the United Kingdom is the President of the Security Council in August.

"The Security Council calls on all armed groups to refrain from any action which might exacerbate this already fragile situation. The Security Council condemns the actions of Houthi forces commanded by Abdullah Yahya al Hakim (Abu Ali al Hakim) who overran Amran including the Yemeni Army Brigade headquarters on 8 July." (23")

The Security Council also condemned the growing number of attacks carried out or sponsored by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

It expressed its determination to address this threat in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations

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