U.N. Security council imposes arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi group

The United Nations Security Council on Monday imposed an arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthis.

The measure expands a targeted U.N. arms embargo on several Houthi leaders to the whole group. It received 11 votes in favor, while the remained four council members — Ireland, Mexico, Brazil and Norway — abstained.

The U.N. Security Council voted Monday to impose an expanded arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi rebels, saying they have threatened the peace, security and stability of the war-torn country.

The resolution said the Iran-backed Houthis “implemented a policy of sexual violence and repression against politically active and professional women, engaged in the recruitment and use of children,” indiscriminately used land mines and improvised explosive devices, and obstructed humanitarian aid to Yemenis.

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