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Top official lauds Russia support for Iran in UN Security Council

Tehran, Top Iranian official lauded Russia's support for Iran in vetoing the United Nations Security Council resolution that accused Iran of violating an arms embargo on Yemen.

'Russia's measure to veto this resolution was a sign of growing and strategic relations between the two sides,' Member of Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati told reporters on Wednesday.

He also slammed the UK's anti-Iranian measures and London's role in drafting the resolution against Islamic Republic in the UN Security Council.

Russia has vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution allegedly condemning Iran for violating an arms embargo on Yemen.

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

The US had repeatedly called for the imposition of a renewed embargo on Iran, claiming it was sending Iranian manufactured missiles to the Sana'a-based Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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