US Threatens Action Against Iran After Russia UN Veto

On Monday, the United States of America threatened unilateral action against the nation of Iran after a veto from Russia for a western bid for the United Nations Security Council for calling out Iran for failing in the prevention of its weapons coming into the hands of the Houthis in Yemen. Nikki Haley who is the ambassador of the United States to the United Nations told reporters during a visit to Tegucigalpa which is the capital city of Honduras that if Russia is still going to continue covering the nation of Iran, then the United States and its partners will be taking action on their own.

Nikki Haley did not mention clearly and did not specify the kind of action that would be taken but he made it clear that some kind of action would definitely be taken. The veto from Russia was a defeat for the United States, which has been influencing for months that Iran be held responsible at the United Nations, while at the same time threatening to quit the deal from 2015 among world powers for curbing the nuclear program in Iran if some of the disastrous flaws are not properly addressed. Nikki Haley said that this particular vote is obviously not going to make the decisions on the nuclear deal of Iran.

The president of the United States, Donald Trump also issued a warning for European allies in the previous month that they had to commit by the middle of May 2018 about working with Washington in the improvement of the pact. The United Kingdom drafted the failed United Nations resolution in consultation with the United States and France. The original text of the draft for the renewal of the annual mandate of a targeted sanctions regime related to Yemen actually wanted the inclusion of a condemnation of Iran for the violation of an official ban on the arms on the Houthi leaders and also an inclusion of a council committee for taking action over it. In an attempt to win the support of Moscow, the draft that was vetoed had been weakened for simply noting the particular concern of the violation that had taken place. This was reported to the council by the experts of the United Nations who were monitoring sanctions.

September 24, 2018 - 04:22
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