SANAA - U.N. Security Council envoys flew to Yemen amid tight security on Sunday to show support for a US-backed power transfer deal in danger of faltering and plunging the country back into chaos.
Ending political turmoil in Yemen is an international priority - it flanks oil producer Saudi Arabia and major shipping lanes and is struggling with multiple conflicts including an al-Qaida insurgency, a Shi'ite Muslim rebellion in the north and separatist forces in the south.
Britain's UN representative Mark Lyall Grant, speaking at a news conference in Sanaa after talks with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, warned what he called a minority against spoiling reconciliation efforts in the Arab world's poorest country.
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