The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the deteriorating security situation in Yemen as the United States removes all remaining personnel.
Sources: Fox News
Sources: Fox News
Yemen reassesses its permission to the United States to run special operations ground missions against suspected terrorist groups because of the civilian deaths in the January 29 raid. Earlier reports indicated permission had been suspended. [https:--www.nytimes.com-2017-02-07-world-middleeast-yemen-special-operations-missions.html?_r=0 ("The New York Times")] [https:--www.nytimes.com-2017-02-08-world-middleeast-yemen-raid-american-military.html ("The New York Times")²]
The United States and the United Kingdom call for, "within hours," an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Yemen to end the violence following last week's Saudi airstrikes, based on bad information, that killed around 140 people.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the United States agree to carry out joint naval patrols to prevent Iranian arms shipments reaching Yemen, the Gulf bloc's secretary general Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said on Wednesday, following a meeting with United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Iran denies it supplies weapons to the Houthis in Yemen.
The United Nations Security Council expressed “deep concern” at the number of violations of Yemen’s ceasefire. U.N. envoys warned that a fledgling peace process was hanging by a thread, and that Yemen faces permanent fragmentation if the conflict is not ended soon.
A major push by Yemen-based Houthi forces into the kingdom's southern Najran Region kills dozens of Houthi fighters. The Houthi-run Saba News Agency says that Houthi fighters have seized three Saudi military outposts near the city of Najran, destroying several armored vehicles, including two U.S.-made M1 Abrams tanks and three Bradley vehicles.
The UN Security Council holds a closed-door session to discuss new sanctions against North Korea following reports of an agreement on a draft resolution between the United States and China. North Korea announces plans to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-21673332 (BBC)] [http:--english.yonhapnews.co.kr-national-2013-03-05-28-0301000000AEN20130305005600315F.HTML (Yonhap News)] [http:--www3.nhk.or.jp-daily-english-20130305_43.html (NHK World)]date=August 2019