11 October 2018

Security Council 2140 Committee Considers Case Study by Panel of Experts on Attacks against Commercial Vessels in Red Sea

On 10 August 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) held informal consultations to consider a case study on attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea submitted by the Panel of Experts on Yemen.

The Committee condemns attacks on commercial vessels indicated in the case-study as perpetrated by the Houthis, and emphasizes that these attacks may constitute acts that threaten the peace and security of the Red Sea, and calls all parties to ensure safe passage of all commercial vessels in the international maritime routes.  The Committee also condemns all attacks by all parties on commercial transport and emphasizes the need to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.

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