U.N. vote on Tuesday on Yemen arms embargo; Russia stance unclear




 
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April 14th, 2015  
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Topic: U.N. vote on Tuesday on Yemen arms embargo; Russia stance unclear


By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is due to vote on Tuesday on a resolution to blacklist the son of Yemen's former president and a Houthi leader and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels who rule most of the country, diplomats said. It was unclear how Russia would vote on the draft by council member Jordan and Gulf Arab states. Russia had unsuccessfully suggested during negotiations that the text call for an immediate ceasefire and that an arms embargo include President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government, diplomats said.

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