Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lack of agreement in the UN Yemen

Member countries of the Security Council of the UN have concluded this evening the first consultations to date on the situation of violence in Yemen and did so without the necessary consensus to rule together in this regard. The members of the highest international security were unable to agree on a joint stance on Yemen, after the delegations of Germany and Lebanon prepared a statement that did not receive the approval of all delegations.

Previously, the Council had been informed of the latest developments in Yemen by UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe, and the body's special envoy, Jamal Benomar, who indicated that the situation in the country is "deteriorating" at times , as explained to the press the German ambassador to the UN, Peter Wittig.

"It's a step that the Council was first informed about the situation in Yemen," he acknowledged Wittig, who said his country, like most other members of that body, is "very concerned" about the course events and calls for "restraint in the use of force." The German ambassador avoided detailing the exact contents of the statement that his delegation was prepared to Lebanon, but Western diplomats said that the lack of agreement on the text was due to some delegations considered that "the situation in the country is too complex and needs A detailed analysis by their governments.

" The same sources said the meetings are expected to return to this country "later this week, waiting for the various delegations to consult their respective governments' positions to be taken. For its part, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, told the press after the meeting that it served to take note of "the concern about the risk posed by the situation in Yemen for the stability of international peace and security and in the region.

" "Many delegations, including ours, emphasized the need to stop the violence and begin a process of transition," said Rice, who also explained that most members of the Council "welcomes and supports the negotiating efforts of the Council Gulf Cooperation (GCC). Yemen is the scene of protests against the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh from the Jan.

27, but intensified in mid-February, amid claims the wave of democratic, social and economic conditions that we live in the Middle East and North Africa. The latest incidents in the country on Tuesday left at least three people dead and 33 others injured in demonstrations against the regime in the cities of Sana'a and Taiz in southern Yemen, medical sources in the Arab country.

In addition, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported that Yemen has the largest confirmed number of children killed or injured in the countries where citizens have been uprisings against authoritarian regimes. The UN agency explained that, between February 18 and March 28, at least 26 children died, mostly by gunfire and other types of ammunition, and 36 children were wounded by live ammunition, 47 experienced physical violence during protests and 663 were exposed to tear gas.

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