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Jordan: UN Security Council to review position on Yemen next week

April 22, 2015 at 10:25 am

Jordan’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign and expatriate affairs, Nasser Judeh, said on Tuesday that the UN Security Council will meet next week to review its position on the Yemeni crisis, Anadolu news agency reported.

Judeh told reporters at the United Nations headquarters in New York that the Council will meet next week the 27 April to follow up on all parties’ commitment to UN Security Council resolution 2216.

Jordan, which is the only Arab member of the Security Council, is currently chairing the Council’s rotating presidency.

The UN Security Council adopted resolution 2216 (2015) by 14 votes to none (with one abstention by the Russian Federation), demanding that the Houthis, withdraw from all areas seized during the latest conflict, relinquish arms seized from military and security institutions, cease all actions falling exclusively within the authority of the legitimate government of Yemen and fully implement previous Council resolutions.

The resolution imposed sanctions on key figures in the militia operation, including Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi and the son of Yemen’s former President, Ahmad Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Earlier in the day, the spokesman for Operation Decisive Storm, Ahmed Asiri, announced the end of the military offensive in Yemen and the start of operation “Restore Hope”.

Asiri told reporters that the decision came in response to a request from Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi after Decisive Storm achieved its objectives.