Hugh Robertson welcomes move to make sanctions available to protect Yemeni transition
FCO minister for the Middle East, Hugh Robertson, said:
I welcome the adoption of UNSC resolution 2140 which provides for the use of sanctions against those seeking to derail Yemen’s political transition.
Today’s resolution, based on a UK draft, sends a clear message to those wanting to block Yemen’s progress to a better future: attempts to derail the process will result in swift and firm action from the international community, including targeted sanctions and asset freezes.
I would particularly like to commend the role of the Gulf Cooperation Council for its continuing support for the Yemeni transition.
The resolution passed today sets up a sanctions regime, but does not list any individual. It will be for the Committee and Panel of Experts to report to the Security Council on next steps
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