Yemen's Houthis reject UNSC sanctions

Senior Houthi member Mohamed al-Bukhaiti said the UNSC should have issued a resolution suspending what he called "aggression" against Yemen

Yemen's Houthis reject UNSC sanctions

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Yemen's Houthi group on Wednesday rejected sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) one day earlier on it and on the son of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Senior Houthi member Mohamed al-Bukhaiti described the sanctions as "unjust," "unethical" and "illogical."

"The Houthis believe that nothing good can come of the Security Council," al-Bukhaiti told.

"Council resolutions are never based on ethical or logical considerations," he added.

He said the UNSC should have issued a resolution suspending what he called "aggression" against Yemen that targeted the country's infrastructure.

On Wednesday, the Security Council imposed sanctions on the Houthi group and the son of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

It also imposed an embargo on weapon supplies to the group.

Al-Bukhaiti, for his part, said the Houthis would not abide by the decision.

"The Yemeni people will carry out their will," al-Bukhaiti said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Nisan 2015, 14:10
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