The UN Security Council condemns the detention of the “Rawabi” ship by “Ansar Allah”


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Today, Friday, the United Nations Security Council condemned the detention of an Emirati cargo ship by the Yemeni “Ansar Allah” group off the coast of Hodeidah Governorate, western Yemen, and called for its release.

Cairo – Sputnik. The Security Council said in a statement that the member states condemned the Houthi seizure of the “Rawabi” ship, which flies the UAE flag, on January 2, 2022, and demanded its immediate release.

The members stressed the importance of preserving the safety and well-being of the ship’s crew until their release, calling on all parties to “resolve the issue quickly.”

The statement stressed the importance of freedom of navigation in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, in accordance with international law, and the members renewed their “condemnation of the increasing number of accidents off the Yemeni coast, including attacks on civilian and commercial ships,” and considered them “a major threat to the maritime security of ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.” “.

Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit - Sputnik Arabic, 1920, 13.01.2022

Aboul Gheit: The seizure of the ship “Rawabi” reflects dangerous criminal behavior that must be confronted and deterred

The members of the Security Council urged all parties to “de-escalate the situation in Yemen and engage constructively with the United Nations Special Envoy in order to return to comprehensive political talks.”

Last Monday, the Ansar Allah group announced its detention UAE cargo ship “Rawabi”, after it entered Yemeni waters without a permit from the group.
The group said that The ship carries military equipment to the Arab coalition, accusing it of “carrying out hostile acts targeting the security and stability of the Yemeni people.”

But the Arab coalition accused the group of hijacking the ship while it was on a naval mission from the Yemeni island of Socotra to the port of Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia.

The coalition said that the ship carries ambulances, medical equipment, and equipment for operating the Saudi field hospital on the island, after the end of its mission and the establishment of a hospital on the island.


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