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UN Security Council Bans Arms Sales to Yemen’s Saleh, Houthi

Tribal gunmen loyal to the Huthi movement brandish their weapons in the capital Sanaa on April 1, 2015.

Tribal gunmen loyal to the Huthi movement brandish their weapons in the capital Sanaa on April 1, 2015.

Photographer: Mohammed Huwais/AFP via Getty Images
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The United Nations Security Council voted to impose an arms embargo against Houthi leaders in Yemen and blacklist the son of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, accepting a proposal by six Gulf Arab nations.

The 15-member council adopted the resolution written by the Gulf Cooperation Council with 14 votes in favor. Russia abstained. The resolution imposes a travel ban and asset freeze for Saleh’s son Ahmed Ali Abdullah and Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi.