UN Security Council extends Yemen arms embargo
The UNSC extends an arms embargo on the Yemeni armed forces while disregarding the continuous Saudi-led aggression on the country.
The United Nations Security Council decided on Monday to extend an arms embargo on all Yemeni armed forces.
Monday's resolution was proposed by the United Arab Emirates, which is part of the coalition of aggression, and it was adopted with 11 votes in favor and four abstentions.
The resolution strongly condemned what it called cross-border attacks by rebels, "including attacks on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates striking civilians and civilian infrastructure, and demanding the immediate cessation of such attacks."
The UAE mission to the UN said the "resolution will curtail the military capabilities" of the Yemeni armed forces.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the war on Yemen and millions have been displaced, in what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Why not stop coalition arms?
The UN disregarded the coalition's arms deals with the west, which has significantly escalated the war on Yemen.
In the latest arms sale, the UAE is spending money like water on drones, robots, and other unmanned weaponry, having endured recent battlefield defeat against the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees.
The UAE has also openly accepted Israeli and US weaponry for fear of drowning in new failures in its war on Yemen.
EDGE, an Abu Dhabi-based military consortium made up of 25 Emirati companies, was founded three years ago, but by 2020 had sold an estimated $4.8 billion worth of armaments, practically all to the UAE government.
The group was placed 23rd among the top 100 arms-producing and military services in the world in 2020, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
It is worth mentioning that on January 17, 2022, the Saudi-led coalition launched an airstrike on Sanaa's Al-Libi residential neighborhood, killing and wounding at least 29 civilians.
The victims of the war crime included an entire family, and the continuous strikes prevented ambulance crews from reaching the site.
This was one of the many atrocious Saudi-UAE massacres in Yemen.