U.N. Authorizes Sanctions to Support Political Transition in Yemen

By Abraham Shanedling

The U.N. security council has authorized sanctions against anyone in Yemen who obstructs the country’s political transition or commits human rights violations, though the sanctions does not include a black list of specific individuals.

The sanctions resolution, announced Feb. 26, was drafted by the British and was adopted unanimously. It delegates to a newly created U.N. sanctions committee for Yemen the ability to impose asset freezes and bans on specific individuals. The committee will be comprise of all 15 U.N. Security Council members.


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