Russia uses UN Security Council veto power to stop British resolution targeting Yemen

Russia uses UN Security Council veto power to stop British resolution targeting Yemen

Russia has on Wednesday vetoed a British draft resolution at the UN Security Council, after its special session on Yemen.

The statement, according to diplomatic sources, called on the National Salvation Government in Sana’a to stop what the UK described as an “attack on Ma’rib.”

Russia’s representative to the Security Council said the British project was “unbalanced and unprofessional.”

This is the first time that the Security Council has emerged divided on Yemen. The veto comes as a relief to Sana’a, whose officials have criticised the British and Us talk of an “attack on Ma’rib” as a propaganda attempt pretending that Yemen was the instigator of this war.

In reality, Ma’rib has seen battle since the very beginning of the Saudi invasion of Yemen in 2015, when Saudi forces occupied the city.

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