Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
10 January 2024

By a vote of 11-0 with four abstentions, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2722, “demanding that the Houthis immediately cease all attacks on merchant and commercial vessels… [and] release the Galaxy Leader and its crew”, while highlighting “Member States’ right, in accordance with international law, to defend their vessels from attacks”. The council “also condemned the provision of materiel to the Houthis in violation of resolution 2216 (2015) and urged caution and restraint to avoid further escalation of the situation in the Red Sea and the broader region”, while emphasising “enhanced diplomatic efforts by all parties to this end, including continued support for dialogue and Yemen’s peace process”.

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