UN poised to slap sanctions on former Yemen strongman

November 5, 2014 1:10 AM

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United Nations: The UN Security Council is poised to impose sanctions on Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Huthi rebel leaders for obstructing peace in the country, diplomats said Tuesday.

A US-drafted proposal to the council would slap a visa ban and an assets freeze on Saleh and two of his allies, Shiite Huthi rebel leaders Abdulmalik al-Huthi and Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim.

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