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Britain to Put Forward Resolution to UNSC on Yemen Conflict

The United Kingdom is putting forward a resolution to UN Security Council on the conflict in Yemen to be voted on later this week, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told parliament on Wednesday.

Jeremy Hunt said a ceasefire around the Red Sea port of Hodeidah agreed by warring parties during talks in Sweden last week was “highly fragile” but holding for now.

“I have instructed our mission in New York to resume working on a draft resolution with the Security Council partners with a view to adopting it later this week.

“We will ask the Security Council to vote on the draft in the next 48 hours,” he said, adding that he had “urged all parties to stick to the terms agreed last week”.

The resolution would endorse the terms of the agreement, authorise the UN “to monitor their implementation” and set out “urgent steps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis”.

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