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UN Security Council Approves Resolution on Yemen Sanctions

UN Security Council Approves Resolution on Yemen Sanctions Photo: WDIO-TV

EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press
Created: February 25, 2020 04:36 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution extending targeted sanctions in Yemen following contentious negotiations.

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One key issue was whether to refer to U.N. experts’ findings that Yemen’s Houthi Shiite rebels are receiving parts for drones and weapons, some with technical characteristics similar to arms manufactured in Iran which Western nations wanted, but Russia and China objected to.

The much revised British draft voted on Tuesday eliminated all references to the Houthis and Iran. But Russia and China said their demands were not fully met and abstained.

That appeared to be a surprise to Britain and its Western allies. 
 

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EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press

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