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Yemen Faces Isolation over Al-Qaeda War

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Yemen faces international isolation in case efforts to stabilize situation in the country and reform its law enforcement agencies fall through, UN Security Council said in a resolution passed on Tuesday.

Yemen faces international isolation in case efforts to stabilize situation in the country and reform its law enforcement agencies fall through, UN Security Council said in a resolution passed on Tuesday.

The resolution threatens that UN members may cut or severe economic, transport and diplomatic ties to the Arab country in case destabilization there mounts as the government and terrorist groups continue their armed struggle.

Attacks on infrastructure in Yemen should be ended, law enforcements reformed, the Constitution revised and general elections held no later than February 2014, the resolution said.

The Security Council also demanded to stop drafting children into military groups, end human rights violations and release political prisoners.

Anti-government protests in Yemen in 2011 have provided an opportunity for the local branch of al-Qaeda, one of the world’s most active, to launch a military campaign against the government.

New president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi, in power since February, mounted a crackdown on the insurgents, who earlier took control of numerous localities in the southern governorate of Abyan. The Yemeni army was reported to be storming cities in Abyan this week.

 

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