UN Security Council Urges Yemen Ceasefire

UN Security Council Urges Yemen Ceasefire
Wed Jun 3, 2015 15:22:04

A new humanitarian pause to fighting in Yemen has been urged by the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday.

The UN Security Council released a statement on Tuesday expressing its disappointment that a previously planned meeting, scheduled for May 28 in Geneva, between the two sides of the Yemeni conflict did not take place, and encouraged a new date for such a meeting to be set quickly "without preconditions and in good faith."

The council said it supported the efforts of the UN to establish "a peaceful, inclusive, orderly and Yemeni-led political transition."

Unconfirmed media reports indicate that June 10 has been set as the new date for the meeting in Geneva.

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