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Mr. President,

At the outset, we would like to thank the penholder, the United Kingdom, for its efforts to bring together the views of Member States during the negotiations. We also thank our colleagues in the Security Council for their cooperation during this brief period.

The UAE welcomes the Council’s adoption of the resolution. We also welcome the inclusion of the Houthi group on the Yemen Sanctions List and the imposition of an arms embargo on this terrorist group, in accordance with resolution 2216, as a response to their flagrant violations and heinous attacks.

This resolution will curtail the military capabilities of the Houthis and push toward stopping their escalation in Yemen and the region. It will also prevent their hostile activities against civilian vessels and threats to shipping lines and international trade. The resolution will also stop the suffering of Yemeni civilians and those affected in neighboring countries by their terrorist acts.

We call on the Houthis to stop their terrorist cross border attacks, return to the negotiation table to start a serious political processes. We emphasize that there is no military solution to the crisis in Yemen. The only way to overcome the current crisis is through concerted efforts to reach a Yemen-led, Yemeni-owned political solution, under the auspices of the United Nations and in accordance with the three references, namely the Gulf Summit, including its executive mechanism, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference, and the relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2216.

Thank you.

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