Following the start of military action by Coalition-backed forces to take Hodeidah port back from Houthi militia, I call on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and prioritise the protection of civilians. We are in regular contact with the Coalition about the need to ensure that any military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law, including on the protection of civilians, and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows through the port. The Coalition have assured us that they are incorporating humanitarian concerns into their operational plans. It is vital to maintain the flow of food, fuel and medical supplies into Yemen. For their part the Houthis must not compromise port facilities or hinder the humanitarian response. The ongoing Coalition intervention in Yemen came at the request of the legitimate Government of Yemen after Houthi rebels took the Yemeni capital by force in 2014. Houthi forces have consistently failed to adhere to UN Security Council Resolutions, including by launching missile attacks against Saudi Arabia and shipping in the Red Sea. They have obstructed access for humanitarian supplies leading to significant suffering among civilians. It remains imperative to resume work towards a comprehensive political settlement. Lasting peace and stability in Yemen will require dialogue and negotiation. UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths is due to update the Security Council soon on his proposals for a negotiated settlement. We call upon all parties to throw their weight behind his efforts, for the sake of the Yemeni people and the security of Yemen’s neighbours. Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn For journalists Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Notes to EditorsThe UK is working with the UN, NGOs and the Coalition to respond to the humanitarian situation. The UK has committed £170 million to the UN’s Yemen Humanitarian Appeal for the financial year 2018/2019, making the UK the 4th largest donor.Further information Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Email [email protected]
“AC Milan is excluded from UEFA club competitions of the sporting season 2019-2020,” said CAS.Milan’s ban means AS Roma, who came sixth in the standings, move up to the Europa League group stage while their place in the qualifying rounds is taken by seventh-placed Torino.Seven-time European champions Milan finished one point behind local rivals Inter, who took the final Champions League qualifying place.Milan previously successfully appealed against a two-year ban imposed by UEFA last summer after being found guilty of breaking spending rules between 2015 and 2017.Under UEFA regulations, any club making losses beyond the permitted limits over a three-year period faces possible sanctions, and in some circumstances, a ban.Milan were able to take part in last season’s Europa League – going out in the group stage – after appealing to CAS.It is understood this ruling was requested by Milan as part of their overall FFP settlement agreement with UEFA.Last year, Milan were banned from the Europa League but then reinstated by CAS following an appeal.This year, Milan agreed to take the ban as it was in the mutual interests of both the club and UEFA.It is likely to earn Milan a more favourable ruling from UEFA in terms of their overall FFP predicament, as they face breaches in the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.The ban allows UEFA to shows the world they’re clamping down, while Milan get some breathing space in their efforts to move into a more stable financial position.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AC Milan have struck a deal with UEFA to serve a one-year ban from European football over breaches of Financial Fair Play rules.The club, which finished fifth in Italy’s Serie A, will miss next season’s Europa League.UEFA will end its proceedings against the Italians for overspending, said the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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