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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Blaming Iran for Illegally Arming Yemeni Houthis

02 March 2018

The draft resolution, backed by France and the United States, called for unspecified measures in response to the UN report about Iran's alleged role in Yemen, stressing that the UNSC will take "additional measures to address these violations", and that "any activity related to the use of ballistic missiles in Yemen" is a criteria for sanctions.

This doesn't recognise that the Iranian Regime is already dangerously destabilising Yemen through its support of the Houthis.

The latest British draft dropped the condemnation and instead expressed concern that United Nations experts monitoring the sanctions reported Iran had violated a targeted arms embargo by failing to stop missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles reaching the Houthis.

All four of the Western powers were party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal along with Russian Federation and China.

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Russia, however, questioned the findings and blocked the resolution, saying the report did not contain conclusive evidence of Iran's violation of the arms embargo.

The UN's independent panel of experts, which monitors the implementation of sanctions, concluded in its most recent report that Iran had failed to prevent weapons transfers to the Houthis.

The Saudis lead an Arab coalition that has backed Yemen's government in its four-year civil war against the Huthis with a devastating bombing campaign since 2015.

United Nations statistics show more than 10,000 people, a lot of them civilians, have been killed since the coalition intervened in the Yemeni civil war that also displaced around 3 million.

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The war between the Houthis and the coalition-backed government of President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi has killed more than 10,000 people since 2015, displaced more than 2 million and destroyed much of the country's infrastructure, including the health system.

The four countries also called on all parties involved to comply with global humanitarian and human rights law, to continue allowing humanitarian aid to enter, and to return to peace talks.

Unless more is done by US allies to deter Iran, Trump has said he will stop waiving USA sanctions against Iran as required under the nuclear deal in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear activities.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.

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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Blaming Iran for Illegally Arming Yemeni Houthis