Russian Federation vetoes anti-Iran UNSC resolution

A missile that the U.S. Department of Defense says is confirmed as manufactured in Iran and the Pentagon says was fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen into Saudi Arabia

The U.N. Security Council will decide whether it will renew sanctions on Yemen Monday, and add Iran to the list.

Russian Federation vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Iranian meddling in Yemen on Monday evening, using its diplomatic muscle to force through a weaker text extending an arms embargo on the war-torn country.

China and Kazakhstan abstained, while Bolivia also voted against the measure. Negotiations were continuing on Sunday.

According to the report, a missile fired into Saudi Arabia in 2017 by the Huthis was made in Iran, though it was unable to definitively identify the supplier.

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

After hours of negotiations to try to reach a compromise, Russian Federation made clear that it had strong reservations about the findings of the report and would not support a draft resolution that mentioned them.

Defending the purely technical proposal, that omits any mention of Iran and extends sanctions up to February, 2019, Nebenzia said that its "apolitical" nature is what is necessary to achieve the much-needed unity at the UNSC.

"If Russia is going to use its veto to block action against Iran's unsafe and destabilizing conduct, then the United States and our partners will need to take actions against Iran that the Russians can not block", Haley claimed.

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It will vote on a resolution drafted by Britain in consultation with the United States and France that expresses concern over supply of missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles reaching the Houthi militia.

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 past year.

Iran's UN Mission said on February 26 that it "categorically rejects allegations regarding arms transfers to Yemen". A Saudi-led military coalition is striking Houthi rebels, which are allegedly supported by Iran.

The confrontation between the government forces and the Houthis (the supporters of the Ansar Allah movement) has been going on in Yemen since August 2014.

Earlier on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir the drafting of a new UNSC resolution on Yemen, Anadolu news agency reported.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed the Russian veto.

Haley has taken a hawkish stance on Iran, accusing Tehran of sowing instability in the Middle East and failing to live up to its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. The United Nations says that some three thirds of the Yemeni population or 22.2 mln people are in need of assistance.

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