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 on January 2, 2022, the Member States condemned the Houthi seizure of the ship “Rawabi”, flying the flag of the UAE, and demanded its immediate release.

Members stressed the importance of maintaining the safety and well-being of the ship’s crew until their release, and called 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 reiterated its “condemnation of the growing number of accidents off the Yemeni coast, including civilian and commercial attacks. ships, “and considered them” a major threat to the maritime safety of ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. “

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

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

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

Last Monday, the Ansar Allah group announced that it had detained the Emirati freighter “Rawabi” after it entered Yemeni waters without a permit from the group.
The group said the ship was carrying military equipment for the Arab coalition, accusing it of “carrying out hostile acts aimed at the security and stability of the Yemeni people.”

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

The coalition said the ship was carrying ambulances, medical equipment and supplies for the operation of the Saudi field hospital on the island, following the end of its mission and the establishment of a hospital on the island.


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