Russia scolds United States and Britain for strikes on Yemen, asks for UN meeting

Maria Zakharova, the Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

© APA | Maria Zakharova, the Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

# 12 January 2024 12:35 (UTC +04:00)

Russia on Friday scolded the United States and Britain for military strikes on Yemen which Moscow said escalated tensions across the Middle East and showed a complete disregard for international law, APA reports citing Reuters.

Russia also called for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Friday to discuss the issue.

"The U.S. air strikes on Yemen are another example of the Anglo-Saxons' perversion of UN Security Council resolutions," Maria Zakharova, Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman, said.

Zakharova said the strikes showed a "complete disregard for international law" and were "escalating the situation in the region".

The United States and Britain launched strikes from the air and sea against Houthi military targets in Yemen in response to the movement's attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

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