RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Yemen's Gulf Arab neighbors are warning that if the world fails to act against Shiite rebels there, the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council will take the necessary actions to maintain its security and stability.
The foreign ministers of the GCC did not elaborate on what "necessary actions" they would take, but called specifically on the United Nations Security Council to intervene. The rebels control the capital, Sanaa, and recently forced the resignation of the president and dissolved the parliament.
The GCC statement was released Saturday after the group's second recent emergency meeting to discuss the deteriorating security situation in Yemen. The GCC, comprised of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, has previously called the rebel takeover "a coup" and said it threatens the region's stability.