The UN Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution extending to all Houthi rebels the arms embargo in Yemen, applicable so far to named individuals and companies.
The text “strongly condemns the cross-border attacks of the Houthi terrorist group, including attacks against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates which strike civilians and civilian infrastructure”.
The Security Council, in this regard, “demanded the immediate cessation of these attacks”.
The Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomed the ban which was previously limited to specific individuals and companies.
He also expressed the wish that this decision “would help to put an end to the activities of the Houthi terrorist militia and its sponsors, because it would neutralize the danger they represent, and would make it possible to stop the flow of missiles, drones, sophisticated weapons and Iranian funds to finance its war effort and target civilians and economic facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the brotherly state of the United Arab Emirates, spilling the blood of the brotherly Yemeni people and threatening international shipping and neighboring countries”.
The ministry further reiterated its support for efforts to achieve a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis, including the efforts of the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, based on the Gulf initiative and its implementation mechanisms, the results of the comprehensive national dialogue and relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2216.
Note that the Yemeni rebels had claimed responsibility for three attacks targeting the Emirates in January, including one carried out using drones and missiles which killed three people in Abu Dhabi on January 17. They had also claimed missile fire which was intercepted over the Emirates on January 24 and 31.