On Thursday evening, the United Nations Security Council condemned the assault on the US embassy in the strongest possible terms in Yemen by the Houthi militia, an Iranian arm, and the arrest of dozens of local employees.
In a statement, members of the Security Council strongly condemned the recent e in course seizure and infiltration of the complex, previously used as the US embassy in Sana’a, by the Houthis, during which dozens of local employees were arrested.
Security Council members called for the immediate withdrawal of all Houthi elements from the compound.
They also called for the immediate and safe release of those yet in detention.
The members of the Security Council recalled the fundamental principles enshrined in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963, in in particular, the prohibition of intrusion into diplomatic assets, as well as the inviolability of the mission premises and their immunity from searches, requests, seizures or executions.
Security Council members also pointed out in specifically that the premises of the diplomatic mission temporarily recalled, together with its assets and archives, must be respected and protected.
The Houthi militia had stormed the American embassy complex in Sheraton Street in the capital, Sanaa, in coinciding with the kidnapping of a number of local employees and embassy guards.
And local sources reported that members of the Houthi militia raided the US Embassy complex in Sanaa and looted a large amount of equipment and supplies.
The assault took place a few days after the abduction of security guard employees of the embassy building, and was preceded by the abduction of three embassy employees, after they had kidnapped about 22 others three weeks ago, most of them of which are part of the guard staff who remained guarding the embassy building.
The Yemeni government viewed the Houthi assault on the US embassy as a continuation of criminal and undisciplined behavior, and is part of the Houthi terrorist acts that continue to defy all international laws and regulations.
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