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UN Security Council backs Yemen's president and unity

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 The U.N. Security Council has given unanimous backing to Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi as "the legitimate president of Yemen" and reaffirmed its strong commitment to the country's unity.

   The council statement was issued Wednesday as Yemen plunged deeper into a crisis that threatens to split the nation.

   It was sparked by a power grab by Houthi Shiite rebels who control the capital, Sanaa, and much of the north. Hadi was put under house arrest last month. He resigned the presidency but retracted the resignation after fleeing to Aden in the once-independent south.

   The council statement called for all parties, especially the Houthis, to resolve differences through dialogue, reject violence, and refrain from provocations and actions that undermine Yemen's transition to democracy.

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