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UN Security Council to vote on Gulf draft resolution on Yemen crisis

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(New York-AlummahWorld, 19 Jumada ath Thaniyah 1436, 08 April 2015) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is set to vote on a Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) draft resolution on the situation in Yemen on Wednesday.

The GCC draft resolution on Yemen, submitted yesterday to the UNSC, calls upon Yemeni parties, the Houthi rebels in particular, to commit to the GCC Initiative and stop all acts of violence in Yemen.

The draft resolution also demands the Houthis withdraw from all the areas they have occupied, surrender all the arms they looted from government institutions, including missile systems, release all detainees and stop their provocative acts, in particular those that pose threats to the security of Yemen's neighbours.

The Houthis' non-compliance with the draft resolution threatens further UNSC international sanctions against the parties blocking the implementation of the GCC initiative, in particular against the rebel armed group leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi, and Yemen's ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The GCC submitted the draft resolution to the UNSC through Jordan which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council for April.

On 26th March, a Saudi-led coalition including four other GCC members launched Operation Decisive Storm against the Houthi coup in Yemen in response to the legitimate President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi's request for immediate intervention.