Ursprünglich veröffentlicht auf TIME:
The U.N. envoy to Yemen has resigned, citing “an interest in moving on to another assignment.”
Jamal Benomar, who has served as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy to the Middle Eastern country since 2012, reportedly threw in the towel due to lack of support from Gulf countries for his peacekeeping endeavors, reports the AFP.
“A successor shall be named in due course,” read a statement from the U.N. “Until that time and beyond, the United Nations will continue to spare no efforts to relaunch the peace process in order to get the political transition back on track.”
Benomar had already mentioned the possibility of resigning in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, saying he had already expressed his desire to step down to the Secretary-General.
The conflict in Yemen is continuing to escalate as Shi‘ite Houthi rebels march on the country’s major port Aden after…
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