GCC Welcomes UN Security Council Resolution Classifying Houthi Militia as Terrorist Group

Riyadh-- Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf welcomed the UN Security Council Resolution No. 2624 issued yesterday, listing Houthi militia in Yemen as a terrorist group, adding it to the sanctions list and imposing an arms embargo on the entire Houthi militia.

Al-Hajraf also expressed hope that the resolution would put an end to the Houthi militia’s acts, its use of missiles, weapons and drones that target civilians and economic facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE as well as the bloodshed of the Yemeni people.

The secretary general noted that issuing this resolution by the UN Security Council affirms the importance attached by the international community, represented by the Security Council, to end the Yemeni crisis that was created by the Houthi militia through its coup on the constitutional legitimacy, stressing the firm stance of GCC countries regarding ending the Yemeni crisis and supporting efforts aimed at reaching a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis through the three references of the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanisms, the outcomes of the national dialogue conference and UN Security Council Resolution 2216.

Al-Hajraf called on the Houthi militia to respond to calls of ceasefire and positive engagement in efforts exerted by the UN and its special envoy to Yemen to resume political consultations among Yemeni parties in a way that realizes peace and security in Yemen and to address the deteriorating humanitarian condition resulting from the continuation of Houthi militia on imposing blockade on cities and preventing humanitarian aid to reach needy Yemenis.

Source: Saudi Press Agency