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US threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto

UNITED NATIONS/TEGUCIGALPA: The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the U.S. 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,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told…

Palestinians slam ‘unacceptable’ US veto of Jerusalem UN resolution

JERUSALEM: The Palestinian government slams the “unacceptable” US veto of a draft UN resolution against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says the veto was “unacceptable and threatens the stability of the international community because it disrespects it.” The 14 other countries on the Security Council voted in favor, but US Ambassador Nikki Haley exercised the American veto. Read More: Palestinians condemn US…

Erdogan slams US Congress over Saudi 9/11 law

ANKARA:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Saturday a US Congress vote to override Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, saying he expected the move to be reversed as soon as possible. Relations between Ankara and Riyadh have tightened considerably in the past months as they pursue joint interests in Syria. Erdogan had just the day earlier hosted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef for talks at his palace. "The allowing by the US Congress of lawsuits to be opened against…