U.N. sanctions Yemen's ex-President Saleh, two rebel leaders

November 7, 2014 10:40 PM

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U.N. sanctions Yemen's ex-President Saleh, two rebel leaders

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council imposed targeted sanctions on Friday on Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and two senior Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of the country and obstructing the political process.

Lithuanian U.N. Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite, chair of the council's Yemen sanctions committee, said all 15 members had agreed to blacklist Saleh and Houthi rebel military leaders Abd al-Khaliq al-Huthi and Abdullah Yahya al Hakim. The three men are now subject to a global travel ban and asset fre...

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