USA threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto

  • USA threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto

USA threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called out Russian Federation for backing Iran and ignoring the illegal behaviors of Iran and Syria after Russian Federation was not one of the 11 of 15 UN Security Council members that voted in favor of holding Iran accountable for its failure to prevent weapons from reaching the hands of Yemen's Houthi group.

A UK-drafted resolution aimed at pressuring Iran over alleged weapons supplies to Yemeni fighters has failed at the UN Security Council.

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.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that his country is ready to discuss regional security issues with its Arab Gulf neighbours without the presence of "foreigners".

Despite Iran's denial of aiding Yemen with military weapons, a panel of experts from the U.N. Security Council found in January that missiles fired into Riyadh were manufactured in Iran. "What I can say is it doesn't help", Haley said.

He said the Britain-drafted resolution "turned into another setback, particularly for the United States". Following the failed vote on the British draft, the council adopted a rival Russian draft that did not mention Iran and simply renewed the United Nations sanctions regime on Yemen for a year. It received 11 votes in favor, two against - Russian Federation and Bolivia - while China and Kazakhstan abstained.

China and Kazakhstan abstained, while Bolivia also voted against the measure.

The UN experts, however, said they were unable to identify the supplier.

In Yemen, a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing since 2015 Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels opposed to the internationally recognised government.

"Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as members of the coalition, and the United Kingdom and the U.S., as their sponsors are responsible for such crisis", he noted, adding that worldwide community is also to be blame as it has kept silent over the crisis.