Yemen faces isolation over al Qaeda war: UNSC
New York: Yemen faces international isolation in case efforts to stabilise the situation in the country and reform its law enforcement agencies fall through, the UN Security Council said in a resolution.
The resolution threatens that UN members may cut or severe economic, transport and diplomatic ties to the Arab country in case destabilisation there mounts as the government and terrorist groups continue their armed struggle.
Attacks on infrastructure in Yemen should be ended, law enforcements reformed, the Constitution revised and general elections held no later than February 2014, the resolution said.
The Security Council also demanded to stop drafting children into military groups, end human rights violations and release political prisoners.
Anti-government protests in Yemen in 2011 provided an opportunity for the local branch of al Qaeda, one of the world`s most active, to launch a military campaign against the government.
New President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi, in power since February, mounted a crackdown on the insurgents, who earlier took control of numerous localities in the southern Abyan region.
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