Russian Federation vetoes resolution blaming Iran for arming Yemen's Houthis

UN to Vote Monday on Condemning Iran for Supplying Missiles to Yemen Militias

Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said after the visit that he does not believe there is a case for United Nations action against Iran.

Russian Federation vetoed on Monday a UN Security Council draft resolution presented by Britain that would have pressured Iran over its alleged failure to block supplies of missiles to Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday welcomed the adoption of a Russian-drafted resolution on a technical rollover of the Yemen sanctions regime.

Russian Federation was joined by Bolivia in opposing the resolution, while China and Kazakhstan abstained from voting. Negotiations were continuing on Sunday. The US representative also accused Bolivia, Russia, and Kazakhstan of protecting Iran from being held accountable for its alleged actions promoting chaos in the Middle East.

Even before Monday, the United Kingdom had been forced to water down its draft resolution condemning Iran for violating the arms embargo on Yemen.

But the British draft still expressed "particular concern" at the experts' report that "weapons of Iranian origin were introduced into Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo, and that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in non-compliance" with the 2015 arms embargo.

The experts examined missile remnants fired into Saudi Arabia by the Houthis past year and said many "are consistent with those of the Iranian designed and manufactured Qiam-1 missile".

Russia's Representative to the United Nations welcomed the unanimous passage of the resolution and thanked the Council's delegation for "making a correct decision".

More news: Trump On Kushner's Clearance: Jared's 'Outstanding,' But It's Up To John Kelly

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

The text, strongly supported by the United States, won 11 favourable votes at the 15-member Security Council but was blocked by Russia's veto.

Nebenzya traveled to Washington last month to view Iranian missile fragments the Pentagon said it received from Saudi Arabia, which it said proved that the Huthis had used Iranian weapons to attack Riyadh several times previous year.

"Today, Russia protected the terrorist-sponsoring regime in Iran", the U.S.'s United Nations envoy, Nikki Haley, said in a statement.

The #Yemen panel of expert also had very harsh words for Saudi Arabia, UAE & coalition for using siege & starvation as a weapon of war.

More than 10,000 people have died in fighting in Yemen that began as a domestic conflict after Houthi rebels took control of the capital Sanaa.

West and its regional allies have accused the Islamic republic of violating the United Nations arms ban to the militants in Yemen.

Related News:

  • Turkey sends special forces for next stage of Afrin offensive

    Turkey sends special forces for next stage of Afrin offensive

    Muslim was put on Turkey's most-wanted list earlier in February with a reward for $1 million. Interpol would not comment Monday on whether Turkey had sought such a notice and was denied.
    Geely acquires 10-percent stake in Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler

    Geely acquires 10-percent stake in Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler

    Daimler now produces Mercedes-Benz cars and vans, Daimler trucks and busses, and also operates a financial services business. In early February, Geely began courting Germany's automotive establishment in a carefully timed public relations campaign.
    FL shooting father: 'I was on a mission' at Trump meeting

    FL shooting father: 'I was on a mission' at Trump meeting

    Taylor DuVall, a student at the University of Wilmington, said that at this point, "each side needs to give a little bit". President Donald Trump defended the National Rifle Association on Thursday as a nationwide debate boils on gun control.
  • Huge quake  strikes off Papua New Guinea

    Huge quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

    ExxonMobil Corp said it had shut its Hides gas conditioning plant, close to the quake's epicentre, to assess any damage. It's not yet known if the quake has caused any damage, however there have been no reports of injuries at this stage.
    Elections for 58 Rajya Sabha seats in 16 states on March 23

    Elections for 58 Rajya Sabha seats in 16 states on March 23

    Bypolls for Araria Lok Sabha seat and the Assembly seats of Jehanabad and Bhabhua are scheduled for March 11. In Gujarat, the BJP may retain two of the four seats with lesser numbers in the present Assembly.
    Australia's deputy PM accused of sexual harassment

    Australia's deputy PM accused of sexual harassment

    He is minister for veterans' affairs and minister for defence personnel. Mr Turnbull addresses the media in Washington DC. But he said it prompted him to finally resign.
  • This exclusive Samsung Galaxy S9 deal is too good to be true

    This exclusive Samsung Galaxy S9 deal is too good to be true

    The front camera on both phones is 8MP with f/1.7 aperture. "The S9 is designed specifically to take advantage of that". The display is super sharp and it is similar to the Galaxy S8 in terms of size and resolution , but a bit lighter.
    Amnesty Says Rohingya Crisis Result of a Society 'Encouraged to Hate'

    Amnesty Says Rohingya Crisis Result of a Society 'Encouraged to Hate'

    Myanmar's government, for its part, says the Rohingya - whom it calls "Bengalis" - burned their own homes as they left their villages.
    Sridevi passes away due to cardiac arrest in Dubai

    Sridevi passes away due to cardiac arrest in Dubai

    Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with film Solwan Sawan and shot to fame after appearing in Himmatwala . Bollywood diva Sridevi passed away in Dubai on Saturday following a cardiac arrest, reported Filmfare .
  • Black Panther Does It Again And Now Approaches Billion Dollar Status

    Black Panther Does It Again And Now Approaches Billion Dollar Status

    Since the film's release earlier this month, Black Panther quickly became one of Marvel Studios' biggest success stories. Coming in a distant second is Warner Bros. and New Line's Game Night , with about $16.6 million from 3,488 theaters.
    S. Korea: N. Korea willing to talk with US

    S. Korea: N. Korea willing to talk with US

    For the opening ceremony, the North sent Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . Ivanka Trump spent part of Sunday morning watching the USA team compete in the bobsled competition.
    Flood concerns remain and wintry weather on the way

    Flood concerns remain and wintry weather on the way

    Police and firefighters rescued people from vehicles stranded in high water Tuesday at two sites in Janesville. An afternoon thunderstorm ushered in declining temperatures, expected to drop down into the mid-20s overnight.

Most liked

Terrifying Signs That the Flu Vaccine Is Totally Bogus
It looks like the nasty flu season we've been experiencing is leveling off, according to the Maryland Department of Health. H3N2 is one of the strains contained in this year's flu vaccine along with two or three others, depending on the vaccine.

Apple is planning to release three new smartphones this year
With their thick bezels and lack of edge-to-edge screens, they seem dated next to the iPhone X and the latest Samsung devices. It, too, will use OLED technology and could include a resolution of 2688 x 1242 (at least that's what Apple's now testing).

USA tourist arrested in Japan after severed head found in apartment
Bayraktar is seen leaving and re-entering the apartment with a large bag multiple times throughout the day in the camera footage. The police have not officially released the name of the suspect, though it has been widely reported in the Japanese news media.

Rajasthan name Smith as skipper for IPL 2018
The Australian captain and one of the best cricketers in the world have played for Rajasthan Royals in 2014 and 2015. Smith had led Rising Pune Supergiant in the last season of the IPL, taking over the mantle from MS Dhoni.

Rahul Gandhi mocks at 'chowkidar' Narendra Modi over PNB fraud
Addressing a public rally here, the Prime Minister asked the people to judge how much have they gained from both the governments. The BJP is working hard to oust the Congress and has said it would contest the Assembly polls under former chief minister B.S.

'Namaste England' to release on Dec 7
Namastey England is presented by Pen Movies and Reliance Entertainment, in association with Blockbuster Movie Entertainers. The first looks brings together a fresh feel from the Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer " Namastey London " (2007).

Real Madrid vs. Alaves live stream
Ronaldo got in his second goal in the 61st when he used one touch of his right boot to fire Lucas Vazquez's pass under Pacheco. Seedorf and the players left the field applauded by the local fans despite the setback at Riazor Stadium .

Bayern Trash 10 Man Besiktas 5-0
Kingsley Coman doubled Bayern's lead early in the second half, first-timing a Lewandowski cut-back past Fabri to make it 2-0. Champions League 2018 is now in its Round of 16, as the prime football league enters the first leg of its 16-team match-ups.

DOH: Russian Athlete Who Stars in Anti-Doping Commercial, Busted For Dope
Alexander Krushelnitsky is one of two Russians who failed dope tests at the ongoing Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , South Korea. It also seemed that hope of carrying the Russian flag into the closing ceremony was also fading in the Russian camp.

Australian leader to raise China, Trans-Pacific trade deal in Trump talks
Australia hasn't had a mass shooting since 1996 - 22 years ago. "You have a very, very different history [with guns]", Mr. He said American and Australian companies are working together on energy production and infrastructure development.

Five reasons why Liverpool will humble West Ham
Whatever West Ham fans thought of Moyes when his appointment was announced, he may be on course to slowly win some new admirers. Moyes seems to have been the catalyst as all of Arnautovic's 10 goal contributions have come after the Scot's appointment.

Paul Pogba must be managed in the 'right way', says Antonio Conte
" Jose Mourinho clearly has an issue with his attitude and that discord is going to divide the dressing room", Redknapp said. Lukaku has failed to score in all 17 Premier League appearances involving Chelsea: 10 for the Blues and seven against them.

Microsoft Surface Pro debuts in India for Rs. 64999
The new laptop also has a 165-degree hinge and at extreme angles (or in Studio Mode) it can be used for writing, sketching, etc. The 12.3-inch display has a resolution of 2736 x 1824 (267 ppi) and for the internals, you have a bunch of options.

Lonzo Ball on college basketball: 'Everybody knows everybody's getting paid'
"That's how I feel". "Then obviously staggering, it's nice to have a smart playmaking point guard on the floor at all times". Ball does not have the most lovely scoreline and will not light teams up for 40 points like other point guards in the league.

Mitchell gets 3.5 inches of snow; 3-5 inches forecasted Saturday
Snow fell this morning and mostly melted off of major roadways, but drivers should still be prepared to encounter ice. The forecast calls for clear skies on Friday but another chance of snow for the weekend and into next week.