The UN Security Council on Wednesday warned Somali rival factions that any use of force to resolve their differences was "unacceptable", and meanwhile condemned violations of the UN arms embargo and acts of piracy off the Somali coast.
In a statement read by its current president, Russia's UN envoy Andrei Denisov, the 15-member council expressed concern over "recent reported military activities and hostile rhetoric" in Somalia.
It "emphasizes that any resort to military force as a means for dealing with the current difference within the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) is unacceptable."
Mere words will not cut it. Action is required.