Russia asks Security Council to discuss strikes in Yemen

Russia asks Security Council to discuss strikes in Yemen

The US and UK have launched a series of strikes against targets linked to the Houthi rebel group

Russia requested that the UN Security Council (UN) use this Friday's meeting (12 January 2024) to discuss the series. Attack on Houthi rebel group targets in Yemen It was carried out by the United States and the United Kingdom with the support of Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlands. The Russian Permanent Mission to the UN confirmed this information on its channel telegram.

A There will be a crowd 3pm in New York (5pm in Brasilia). In addition to the issue of attacks, members should discuss the situation in the Middle East.including the Palestinian issue”.

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Wednesday (January 10) calling for an immediate end to attacks on ships in the Red Sea. The Houthis say their attacks on ships show support for the Palestinians and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, fighting Israel.

On Thursday (January 11), the United States and the United Kingdom attacked the rebel group's infrastructure. In a statement (completenessIn English – PDF – 34 kB), US President Joe Biden said the move “A clear message“The United States and Its Allies”Attacks will not be tolerated“or”It would allow hostile actors to jeopardize freedom of navigation on one of the most important trade routes.” of the world.

These attacks have endangered US personnel, sailors and our partners, compromised trade and threatened freedom of navigation.” Biden said.”I will not hesitate to take any additional measures necessary to protect our people and the smooth flow of international trade“, he added.

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The news agency reported ReutersTargeting the blasts on Thursday (January 11):

  • A military base adjacent to the airport in the Yemeni capital Sana'a;
  • a military installation near Taiz Airport;
  • a Houthi naval base in Hodeidah;
  • Military installations in Hajja province.

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