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Yemen Demands UN Security Council to Exert Pressure on Iran

Yemen Demands UN Security Council to Exert Pressure on Iran

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 - 06:15
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The Yemeni government on Monday called on the UN Security Council to ramp up pressure on the Iranian regime to stop its “expansion policy” in the region and its intervention in the internal affairs of other countries.

The government also called on the Council to prohibit the supply of Iranian arms and financial aid to Houthi militias, and to extend the arms embargo imposed on Tehran.

In a letter addressed to Germany's ambassador to the UN, Christoph Heusgen, who took over the presidency of the Council this month, Yemen's UN Permanent Representative, Ambassador Abdullah Al-Saadi addressed the 9th report of the Secretary-General on Implementation of Security Council resolution 2231.

“The Government welcomes SC Resolution 2231, which, again, affirms Iran’s continued involvement in supplying weapons and ballistic missiles to the Houthis in Yemen in a blatant violation of UNSC Resolution 2216 and 2231,” he said.

The letter “confirmed Iran’s responsibility in the terrorist attacks on Saudi state oil giant Aramco's facilities in 2019.”

Saadi noted Yemen’s extreme concern about the results of the UN Secretary-General, particularly Tehran’s failure to respect the 2015 nuclear deal.

He said the Yemeni government welcomes the latest resolution by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) calling on Iran to “fully cooperate with the IAEA in implementing its NPT Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol.”

Saadi wrote that the continued Iranian armament of Houthis would undermine the efforts by the UN peace mediator and others to achieve peace in Yemen.

The Yemeni government calls upon the Security Council and the international community to uphold their responsibilities, exercise pressure on the Iranian regime and extend the arms embargo imposed on Iran in order to maintain the international peace and security.

Saadi demanded that the letter be distributed to all Security Council members and be considered as an official document.

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