The legitimate Yemeni government had to seek support from neighbouring Gulf countries and in March 2015, an Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the US, entered Yemen to restore that government.
This doesn’t recognise that the Iranian Regime is already dangerously destabilising Yemen through its support of the Houthis.
The draft resolution, backed by France and the U.S., called for unspecified measures in response to the United Nations report about Iran’s alleged role in Yemen, stressing that the UNSC will take “additional measures to address these violations”, and that “any activity related to the use of ballistic missiles in Yemen” is a criteria for sanctions.
A council resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, the United States, France or Britain to pass.
Despite Iran’s denial of aiding Yemen with military weapons, a panel of experts from the U.N. Security Council found in January that missiles fired into Riyadh were manufactured in Iran.
Britain, France, Germany and the USA urged Iran to “immediately cease all activities that are inconsistent or would violate” the United Nations resolution that established the arms embargo in 2015.
The UN experts, however, said they were unable to identify the supplier.
The war in Yemen began in 2014 when the Huthis took over the capital, Sanaa, and forced the internationally recognized government to flee and seek support from neighboring Gulf Arab countries.
Elsewhere in western Yemen, fighter jets of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition launched airstrikes against Houthis, but mistakenly targeted a farm and killed four girls in the port city of Hodeidah.
The UN has blamed the Saudi-led bombing campaign for much of the devastation and violence that has killed more than 10,000 Yemenis, displaced 2 million people, and created what it has called the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis in the poor Arab country.
Commenting on a report about sanctions in Yemen, he stressing that the Coalition adheres to all standards and human rights laws.
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.
All four of the Western powers were party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal along with Russian Federation and China.