Saturday, 13 Aug 2022

UN council demands Yemen’s Houthis release UAE ship, crew

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The UN Security Council on Friday condemned the seizure of a United Arab Emirates ship and demanded that Yemen’s Houthi rebels immediately release the vessel and its crew. A press statement from the UN’s most powerful body called on all sides “to resolve the issue quickly and underlined the importance of freedom of navigation in the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea, in accordance with international law.” The seizure of the UAE-flagged Rwabee ship on 3 January by the Iranian-backed Houthis coincided with a massive memorial in Tehran on the second anniversary of the US drone strike that killed a top Ira…

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