January 26, 2012
United Nations, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council warned about the deterioration of security and the increasing presence of Al Qaeda group in Yemen, but welcomed the implementation of the political transition plan in that country.
In a communiqué issued on Wednesday night, the international body expressed its concern over the existing humanitarian problems in that Arab State, marked by food shortages and high levels of malnutrition, as well as people displaced from their hometowns.
The 15 members of the Council received a report by UN Special Envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar and reaffirmed their "unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and expressions."
However, they considered that some progress has been made in the implementation of the political transition plan, based on an initiative by the Gulf Cooperation Council that promoted President Ali Abdulah Saleh's withdrawal from power.
Regarding this issue, the Security Council urged to hold credible and peaceful elections on February 21, and requested the creation of a constructive political and social environment.