Diplomats: UN vote as early as Friday on Yemen arms embargo

April 10, 2015 08:04

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council could vote as early as Friday on a resolution to blacklist the son of the Yemen's former president and a Houthi leader and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels that rule most of the country, diplomats said.

Council member Jordan and Gulf Arab states finalized their draft text on Thursday. Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the resolution may be put to a vote in the 15-member Security Council on Friday or Saturday.

It was unclear how Russia would vote. Diplomats said Russia had suggested during negotiations that an arms embargo should also include the Yemen government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Russian UN mission declined to comment.

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