Saudi Arabia, Gulf allies ask UN Security Council for Yemen arms embargo

March 27, 2015 3:11 AM

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Saudi Arabia, Gulf allies ask UN Security Council for Yemen arms embargo

UNITED NATIONS – Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies presented powerful members of the U.N. Security Council with suggested elements for a resolution that would impose an arms embargo on the Shiite rebels who have thrown Yemen into turmoil and caused its Western-backed president to flee.

Diplomats said after a meeting Thursday evening with ambassadors from the United States, Britain and France that members of the Gulf Coordination Council want the resolution to be militarily enforceable under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter.

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