UN sanctions on former Yemen President to take effect today
UN sanctions against Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's former president, and two Houthi rebel leaders are due to take effect within hours, as pro-Saleh protesters angry at the move took to the streets of Sanaa, the capital.
The three men are blamed for orchestrating Yemen's current unrest.
Diplomats in New York said earlier that the sanctions include a travel ban and assets freeze on the three men.
In Sanaa, thousands of supporters of Saleh, along with Houthi fighters who have overrun the capital, have rallied, denouncing what they say is US "interference'' in Yemen's affairs.
The protesters carried posters urging the US ambassador to get out of the country, condemning the proposed sanctions against the three men.
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