terça-feira, 24 de março de 2015

Yemen: UN Security Council condemns actions of huthi and threatens to "take additional measures"

The territorial expansion of Shiite huthi militia continues in Yemen and with it the escalating violence.

In the strategic town of Taiz, taken by the rebels on Sunday, one person died and four were injured. Participated in protests that mobilized thousands of civilians into the streets and which were eventually suppressed by the insurgents.

The UN Security Council has condemned the taking of positions by huthi and threatens to "take additional measures."

"Any faction to push the country in a given direction will be to boost a prolonged conflict, with a scenario identical to Iraq, Libya and Syria," said Jamal Benomar, the u.n. mediator, who addressed the Security Council on a conference call from Qatar.

The civil war scenario is increasingly evoked since the huthi took control of Sanaa, the capital of the country, last year. Advanced to the point of controlling nine governorates of Yemen and have been to strengthen the separatist movement in the South. It is here, in the city of Aden, which lies the President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

In a televised speech the huthi leader, Abdel-Malek Al-Houthi, said that the battle that latch is against Al-Qaeda and the self-styled Islamic State.

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