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AMP.-Yemen.- Coalition shoots down missile fired by Houthis and condemns launch from Sanaa airport

U.S.A.AMP.-Yemen.- Coalition shoots down missile fired by Houthis and...

Security Council calls on rebels to leave former US Embassy headquarters in Yemen and release detainees

Madrid, 19 (Europa Press)

The Saudi-led international coalition claims it has shot down a missile launched by the Houthis towards the southwestern city of Khazan, and has warned of suspicious activity at the airport in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

According to Saudi daily ‘Arab News’, the coalition has warned that the airspace used by the rebels to attack Saudi Arabia has become a launching pad.

On the other hand, the UN Security Council on Thursday condemned the “recent seizure and incursion” of the Houthis into the compound of the US embassy in Sanaa.

In a statement issued by the council’s current president, Mexican Juan Ramón de la Fuente, members of the group have condemned the arrests during the seizure of twelve locals working for the US government.

Thus, he has demanded that the Houthis leave the place “immediately” and “in case of the safety of the detained persons”.

For its part, the United States government has announced sanctions against a senior Houthi official, Saale Masfar al-Shayer, for overseeing the illegal seizure of assets worth more than one hundred million dollars (about 88.5 million euros).

Thus, he insisted that al-Shayer is the commander of the Houthis’ military military support organization and a “judicial custodian” of property confiscated from the rebels’ opponents, which Washington described as “extortion operations” aimed at “finance”. as described. Military efforts of the Houthis.”

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Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Andrea, said: “Salle Masfar al-Shayer is the chief Houthi military officer responsible for stealing assets from Yemeni civilians and leading a confiscation operation that will help quell the conflict in Yemen. hinders its solution.” Gucky.

According to a statement published by the Treasury Department via its website, he stressed, “the United States remains committed to disclosing those who seek to prevent the crisis in Yemen from denying access to the global financial system.” The United Nations last week imposed sanctions against Al Shire and other members of the group.

The war in Yemen is supported by an internationally recognized government, led by Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the Houthis backed by Iran.

The rebels controlled the capital, Sanaa and other areas in the north and west of the country. Despite international mediation efforts in recent months, conflict on multiple fronts has escalated into a war that is the world‘s biggest humanitarian crisis.

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