United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
January 2, 2024
The United States, Ecuador, France, Guyana, Japan, Malta, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom Call for an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Red Sea Maritime Issues
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
The numerous unjustified attacks originating from Houthi-controlled territories in Yemen are a grave threat to international commerce and maritime security. The United States and other United Nations Security Council members including Ecuador, France, Guyana, Japan, Malta, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom have requested an emergency meeting, to take place January 3, to address Red Sea Maritime Issues. The meeting will be broadcast live via UN WebTV: https://media.un.org/en/webtv.