Saudi-led air strikes kill nine in Yemen

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The resolution would also condemn Iran for arming Houthi militias.

"That just validated a lot of what we already thought which is Iran gets a pass for its unsafe and illegal behavior", U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.

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

He said the Britain-drafted resolution "turned into another setback, particularly for the United States".

Russian Federation has questioned the expert's report, with Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia referring to its findings as "uncorroborated conclusions and evidence which requires verification".

In this regard, Al-Malki expressed the welcome of the Coalition of the concrete evidences that confirm the involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting terrorist organizations, citing ballistic missiles, drone planes, speed boats, and mines, all contributing to further aggravating the crisis in Yemen, triggering and spreading chaos in the region.

"If we're not going to get action on the council then we have to take our own actions", U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told reporters during a visit to Honduran capital Tegucigalpa.

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Backed by the United States and France, the British-drafted resolution was supported with 11 votes in favour on Monday, before Russian Federation used its veto and other member states abstained from voting.

China and Kazakhstan abstained, and Bolivia voted against it. "What we're trying, and have to to actually make these points even clearer than in the past".

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

Instead of taking advantage of the UNSC as an global mechanism to resolve conflicts, Washington and London have used it merely to legitimize the aggressions and covering up the war crimes committed in Yemen, the spokesman said.

The Western powers said that the move by the Huthis to fire missiles into Saudi Arabia "has the potential to turn a local conflict into a broader regional one".

On Monday, the resolution gained 11 favorable votes at the 15-member Security Council but was halted by Russia's veto.