UNSC adopts 1st resolution for establishing peace in Yemen

IRNA – The United Nations Security Council has ratified its first resolution named 2451 to support Stockholm agreement and establishing truce in important Yemeni ports.

The resolution was proposed on Monday, and the UK distributed its draft on Wednesday.

Russia, China and Kuwait were against some articles of the resolution like those related to Saudi Arabia pressures against Iran and sending missiles to Yemeni Ansarullah.

Meanwhile, the US has also presented a draft which mostly focused on humanitarian issues and controlling transit in ports and has omitted the article related to war crimes.

The reason behind US concerns was that, due to UN secretary general reports on the heinous killing of Yemeni citizens in the Saudi coalition air strikes, the coalition and the Saudi authorities who were their commanders were subject to war crimes.

The resolution mainly focuses on sending essential products to Yemenis, supporting Stockholm agreement, assignment the Secretary-General of the United Nations to implement it and observing the ceasefire.

The 4th round of the UN-brokered Yemeni peace talks started on December 6 in Stockholm.
Representatives of the Yemeni National Salvation Government and the deposed Yemeni government reached an agreement on truce in Al Hudaydah port and city, As-Salif and Ayn Issa ports.

The intra-Yemeni talks which were earlier scheduled to be held on September 6 was postponed due to Saudis’ sabotage.

The first round of the Yemeni peace talks was held in December 2015 in Geneva but the meeting produced no results.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing the country’s Ansarullah Movement.

Some 16,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.

The assaults of the Saudi-led coalition forces have failed to stop the Yemenis from resisting the aggression.