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Vetoholic US furious with Russia

Tehran, Source: Kazakhstan 2050 Source: Kazakhstan 2050 The US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley got angry with Russia when it vetoed an anti-Iran draft resolution at the UN Security Council on Monday.

The Council put on vote the draft resolution which was presented by the UK against Iran during a session which was held to discuss the situation in Yemen. The draft had accused Iran of supplying arms for Yemen. Tehran has repeatedly and openly rejecteed the accusation.

The British draft was vetoed by Russia receivng 11 votes in favor and two against - Russia and Bolivia - while China and Kazakhstan abstained.

A council resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, the United States, France or Britain to pass.

Following the British draft was vetoed, the council adopted a draft resolution by Moscow on Yemen that renewed the UN arms sanctions regime on the Arab country for one year.

The fact that the Russians turned down the allegations against Iran has irritated the US so that its UN representative reacted to the veto by threatening that Washington and its allies would 'take our own action' against Iran, if Russia continue its support for Iran.

'If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the US and our partners need to take action on our own. If we're not going to get action on the council then we have to take our own actions, Haley told reporters while reacting to the UNSC's Monday session.

Iran's representative to the UN said that the US and UK are trying to misuse the Council to advance their political agenda and put the blame of all that happens in Yemen on Iran.

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, when the people of Iran cut the US and UK's hands off the Iranian resources, Washington and London's animosity with Tehran has repeatedly and overtly been shown.

The US and UK have not shrunk from openly showing their hostility; they have repeatedly talked about their wish and will to change the Islamic Establishment in Iran and have pursued a double standard policy vis-A�-vis the country.

During the Iraqi war against Iran, the Western countries, especially the US and the UK, spared no chance to help Saddam Hussein (the Iraqi toppled dictator) to reach his aim of bringing down the Islamic government of Iran.

The US and its allies have similarly made up several excuses to impose sanctions on Iran Source: Kazakhstan 2050 excuses that only were used against Iran and the same or even worse cases are OK with other countries.

A clear example of the big powers' double standards is the fact that the Zionist regime hold a huge nuclear arsenal with over 200 warheads and the western powers feel no concern about it, while they cannot stand Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, despite the fact its peaceful nature of has been repeatedly confirmed by the UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA).

The US and UK failure at the UNSC on Monday was in fact the failure of a 'diplomacy of scrap' which has been pursued by the US representative to the UN during the past couple of months.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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