Proposed UN resolution would authorize sanctions on those threatening peace in Yemen

A proposed U.N. Security Council resolution would authorize sanctions against individuals and organizations threatening peace, security or stability in Yemen.

The British-drafted resolution, obtained Monday by the Associated Press, does not name any individuals or entities that should face a freeze of their assets and travel ban.

Instead, it would establish a committee to decide who should face sanctions and to monitor their implementation, and a panel of experts to assist the committee.

Yemen has been struggling with a transition to democracy since Arab Spring protests in 2011 forced longtime ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years as president. A transitional government led by President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi is trying to promote national reconciliation, draft a new constitution and hold elections.