This resolution would express the urgent need for a political solution to the conflict in Yemen and denounces the conduct of activities that violate the laws of armed conflict, such as the deliberate targeting of civilians or the use of civilian human shields. It would call on all parties to the conflict to increase efforts to prevent civilian casualties, and allow for unobstructed access for humanitarian organizations, human rights investigators, medical relief personnel, and journalists. Additionally, it would encourage other governments to join in providing the resources necessary to address the humanitarian crisis.
The resolution would also express support for the Saudi-led Arab Coalition’s commitments to abide by their no-strike and restricted target list and improve their targeting capabilities, and acknowledge U.S. assistance to that coalition. It would condemn Iranian activities in Yemen in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2216 and calls on responsible countries to take measures against Iran, including the interdiction of Iranian weapons to the Houthi rebels and the application of sanctions against Iran.
As a simple resolution, this legislation wouldn’t have the force of law if passed by the House or be considered by the Senate.