Jordan circulates UN resolution aimed at ending Yemen fighting between rebels and government

Jordan has circulated a United Nations resolution aimed at ending the conflict in Yemen, where Houthi Shiite rebels and their allies are fighting supporters of the country's embattled president.

A U.N. diplomat said Tuesday the draft Security Council resolution would condemn aggression by the Houthis, who are trying to take over the country, and impose an arms embargo on targeted individuals.

The draft also calls for a political solution to the conflict and urges delivery of desperately needed humanitarian aid, said the diplomat, who is familiar with the text and spoke on condition of anonymity because the draft has not been made public.

Gulf countries previously proposed a draft imposing an arms embargo on the Houthis while Russia circulated a draft Saturday calling for a "humanitarian pause" in airstrikes.