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    Gulf States Urge UN to Authorize Forced Settlement of Yemen's Crisis

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    Gulf foreign ministers have called on the United Nations to pass a Chapter 7 resolution which authorizes forced settlement of crisis in Yemen.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Gulf Cooperation Council’s member states at an extraordinary meeting in Riyadh on Saturday have called on the United Nations Security Council to authorize forced settlement of crisis in Yemen, Al Arabiya reported.

    According to the Saudi media, Gulf foreign ministers have called on the United Nations to pass a Chapter 7 resolution which authorizes the use of military force or the imposition of economic sanctions for the purposes of crises deescalation.

    Power in Yemen is currently in the hands of the Ansar Allah Houthi rebel group. On February, 6 Houthis dissolved the Yemeni parliament and created a presidential council in a "constitutional declaration."

    The UN Security Council expressed grave concern about the Houthis' takeover in Yemen and called on them to step back and re-engage in peace talks or face consequences.

    On Thursday UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that Yemen is "collapsing before our eyes."

    The Houthis, who are the main opposition group in Yemen, first staged massive protests against tribal injustice on the part of the Yemeni government last August. They called for the resignation of the president and several officials.

    Following months of clashes across Yemeni capital Sanaa, the group captured the presidential palace and government buildings, leading to the resignations of Yemeni President Abd Mansour Hadi and the country's government in January.

     

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