According to the reports, The United Nations Security Council called for the “immediate release” of an Emirati-flagged vessel and its crew who have been held by Huthi rebels in Yemen since the beginning of January, and a de-escalation of the situation.
As per details, The Saudi-led military coalition backing Yemen’s internationally-backed government against the rebels said the Rwabee was returning from a mission to set up a field hospital and called the seizure an act of piracy, But the Iran-backed Huthis released images of what they said were military jeeps and weapons on board the vessel, which was captured off the key rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida.
In a statement drafted by Britain and adopted unanimously, the 15-member Security Council “demanded the immediate release of the vessel and its crew and “underscored the necessity of ensuring the crew’s safety and well-being.” The Council highlighted “the importance of freedom of navigation in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea” and urged “all parties to de-escalate the situation in Yemen,” including by working with the UN’s special envoy to return to the negotiating table.
The United Arab Emirates, In a recent letter to the United Nations noted that the Rwabee’s crew consisted of 11 members: 7 Indians (India is a non-permanent member of the Security Council), and others from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines.
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