MEHR: Russia on Friday strongly condemned the overnight airstrikes by the US and UK on Yemen.
According to Anadolu, Russia's concerns voiced during a discussion earlier this week of a US-sponsored UN Security Council resolution against Houthi attacks on ships, that the document will be "misinterpreted" and used to justify "illegal actions" have materialized, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a press briefing in Moscow.
"Our fears have been confirmed that the US position in the UN Security Council on the Red Sea is only a pretext for further escalation of tension in the region. We strongly condemn the actions of the US and its allies," she stressed.
According to Zakharova, military escalation in the Red Sea region may negate the positive trends that have emerged recently toward the resolution of the Yemen conflict, as well as provoke destabilization throughout the Middle East region.
"As we warned, to justify their aggression, the Anglo-Saxons are trying to use UN Security Council Resolution 2722, adopted the day before under the pretext of ensuring the safety of navigation in the Red Sea," she emphasized.
“Americans have been using such unscrupulous methods, contrary to international law, for a long time.”
In the same way, the West used "perverted interpretations of UN Security Council decisions" to unleash "criminal actions" in Iraq and Libya, she said.
Earlier today the office of the Russian envoy to the UN Security Council demanded an urgent meeting to discuss the UK and US strikes on Yemen.