Iran lauds Russian veto of UN Yemen resolution as "defeat for US"

Russia vetoes anti-Iran UN Security Council resolution

Haley suggested that in light of the Security Council's failure to hold Iran responsible for its refusal to observe the boycott of the Houthis, that the US, together with allies, could conceivably take action against Iran to punish the Islamic Republic.

Haley did not specify what kind of action could be taken.

"Saudis didn't make the decision on Yemen themselves; they were engaged in a scenario written by the West, and this will in the future lead to the Saudis' collapse", he added.

"What I can say is it doesn't help", she said. "That just validated a lot of what we already thought which is Iran gets a pass for its risky and illegal behavior".

Britain drafted the failed U.N. resolution in consultation with the United States and France.

Al-Malki reiterated the Coalition's firm position towards the importance of coercing the coup militias in Sanaa to obey and get committed with the global community resolutions as well as the three references of the political solution in Yemen, citing that the final report submitted by the United Nations experts team affiliated to the Sanctions Committee in Yemen, which was issued on 28 February 2018 is welcomed in general by the Coalition.

After the veto, the UNSC unanimously adopted a Russian-drafted measure to extended for one year the sanctions regime against Yemen.

China and Kazakhstan abstained, and Bolivia voted against it. "What we're trying, and have to to actually make these points even clearer than in the past".

A Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing government forces fighting Iran-allied Houthi rebels.

Instead of taking advantage of the UNSC as an worldwide mechanism to resolve conflicts, Washington and London have used it merely to legitimize the aggressions and covering up the war crimes committed in Yemen, the spokesman said.

Eleven of the 15 states on the council voted in favor of the condemnation, however, Russian Federation was able to veto the resolution with its vote as it is one of the five permanent member of the Security Council. Saudi Arabia views the Houthis as an Iranian proxy.



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