Houthis killed in Red Sea coastal area of Yemen in 2 days

Pauline Gross
March 2, 2018

The joint condemnation came a day after Russian Federation vetoed a British-drafted resolution renewing sanctions on Yemen and citing "particular concern" about a report's findings on Iran.

The four countries called on Iran to halt all activities immediately that would violate or are "inconsistent with" the 2015 council resolution authorizing the arms embargo. A second permanent member of the council, China abstained from the vote.

Haley's statement comes as the Trump administration is considering nixing the Iran nuclear deal unless substantial changes are made, and Haley said that the Security Council "doesn't help" proponents of the deal.

"If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the USA and our partners need to take action on our own", Haley said.

The Western powers didn't mention the Russian veto in their statement, but did support and express "grave concerns" about the findings of the United Nations report.

"We are, have been and always will be good neighbours", Rouhani said, addressing Gulf Arab countries including Iran's regional rival Saudi Arabia. And yet, Russian Federation still vetoed the condemnation, as they were reportedly skeptical of the experts' conclusions.

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The British-drafted resolution that was strongly backed by the U.S. was vetoed by Russian Federation after 11 countries voted in favour at the 15-member Security Council.

The British-drafted resolution was reportedly backed by the United States, England, and France, and it had 11 votes in support of it. "What we're trying, and have to do.is to actually make these points even clearer than in the past".

More than 10,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands wounded in Yemen's three-year-old war, which is seen as both a civil conflict and a proxy war between regional titans Saudi Arabia and Iran.

A Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government has been fighting the Huthis since 2015 in a war that has led to what the United Nations describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

"Desperate attempt UNSC by US&UK to cover up complicity in 3 years of Saudi & Emirati war crimes in Yemen failed".

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