The United Nations Security Council passes a resolution demanding that the Houthis stop attacks

The United Nations Security Council passes a resolution demanding that the Houthis stop attacks

The United Nations Security Council passes a resolution demanding that the Houthis stop attacks. The United Nations Security Council or UN passed the latest resolution demanding that the Houthi rebel group from Yemen immediately stop attacks on ships sailing in the waters of the Red Sea. The resolution was passed in a vote held by the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday 10 January 2023 local time.

Russia, China, Mozambique and Algeria abstained while other UN security council member countries supported the resolution. The resolution urges the Houthis to immediately stop all attacks in the Red Sea targeting commercial vessels. Especially those related to Israel. This Houthi attack took place as an effort by the Houthis to defend Palestine which is facing brutal Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip. However, this attack resulted in increased logistics costs, because ships had to take a detour due to tensions in the Red Sea.

Linda Thomas, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, in her speech said “The resolution firmly demands that the Houthis stop attacks that violate international law. This underscores the council’s support for the navigation rights and freedom of ships of all countries passing through the Red Sea. Including merchant ships and commercial vessels transiting Bab – El – Mandeb in accordance with international law. This makes it clear that the transit route of merchant vessels and commercial vessels through the Red Sea must not be obstructed.”