New York, Apr 18 (Just News): Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this morning at a UN Security Council briefing on the situation in Yemen.
“Yemen is an issue where it should be easy for all of us on this Security Council to agree. Yemen isn’t Syria. We agree that there needs to be peace in Yemen, and that this war has taken a horrifying toll on the Yemeni people. Government services, like schools, hospitals, and clean water, barely exist anymore. This chaos is the perfect environment for terrorist groups like Al-Qaida and ISIS to find safe haven and plan attacks that could threaten us all. Finding peace is urgent. But pushing for peace also requires that we do not reward bad behavior.”
“To achieve enduring peace in Yemen, Iran must stop its interference and its violations of the arms embargo this Council imposed. Last week, the Houthis launched yet another round of ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia. At the end of March, debris from a Houthi missile attack against the capital of Saudi Arabia killed a civilian. We have warned before that it was only a matter of time before the Houthi attacks caused civilian casualties in Saudi Arabia.”
“This Council can take steps to address the Houthi ballistic missile provocations, promote humanitarian access, and support a return to talks. These are the goals that all of us ought to share. So we should not hesitate to take action as a Security Council to achieve them.”