UK-Drafted Resolution on Yemen Decried
Sunday, February 25, 2018

UK-Drafted Resolution on Yemen Decried

A lawmaker denounced a UN resolution drafted by Britain that would condemn Iran for alleged arms transfer to Yemen’s Houthis, stressing that Tehran only provides military advice to its regional allies.  “Iran does not send weapons or military forces to such countries,” Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, spokesman for Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, told ICANA in a recent talk.  The UN Security Council is negotiating the resolution, drafted in consultation with the United States and France, that would condemn Iran for allegedly violating an arms embargo on Houthis, Reuters reported. The key focus of the draft text, which needs to be adopted by Feb. 26, is to renew targeted UN sanctions on Yemen’s warring sides and the mandate for an expert team to monitor their implementation.   The lawmaker said, “Iran only provides military advice at the request of legal governments.” “Such a move [the anti-Iran resolution] has been masterminded and sponsored by the US,” Naqavi Hosseini added.   The US has been lobbying for months for Iran to be held accountable at the UN over the charge of missile supplies to Houthis.


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