The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo against Yemen’s Houthi militias and blacklisting the country’s deposed president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Resolution 2216 was passed under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter and imposes sanctions against the leader of the Houthi movement along with Saleh.

It was unanimously adopted by the session, with Russia being the only member abstaining – without using its veto – citing that some of the proposals it had suggested did not make it to the text, Reuters news agency reported. […]