Russia urgently convenes UN Security Council over US and allied strikes on Houthis in Yemen
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Russia urgently convenes UN Security Council over US and allied strikes on Houthis in Yemen

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Russian authorities are demanding an immediate convocation of the UN Security Council amid US, British and allied strikes on Houthi bases in Yemen.

Russia raises alarm over attack on Houthis in Yemen

According to Kremlin propagandists, Russia wants to hold an emergency meeting on this issue as early as 12 January.

Russia has requested an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council on 12 January in connection with the US and UK strikes on Yemen, the report said.

What is important to understand is that official Moscow's demand is a reaction to the fact that on the night of 12 January, the United States, Britain and their allies began to strike targets associated with the Houthis in Yemen.

According to the latest reports, the US and British military conducted 60 strikes against 16 enemy targets.

For this attack, the allies used Tomahawk missiles launched from warships and fighter jets.

American leader Joe Biden has already officially confirmed the attack by the United States, Britain, with the support of Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlands, on the Houthis in Yemen. He was also supported by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

More than 10 countries issued a joint statement on strikes on Houthis in Yemen

The Union of States, which was formed to protect shipping in the Red Sea from the Yemeni Houthis, issued a joint statement calling the airstrikes on the Houthis legitimate self-defence.

These precision strikes were aimed at disrupting and weakening the Houthis' ability to threaten global trade and the lives of international mariners on one of the world's most important waterways... Today's action demonstrated a shared commitment to freedom of navigation, international trade and the protection of maritime lives from illegal and unjustified attacks.

A joint statement by Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, the United States and the United States of America was issued by the White House.

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