US senator from Connecticut state, Chris Murphy tweeted that the failure of his country's anti-Iran resolution at the UN Security Council was a sign of Washington's weakness.

Iran Press/America: "It was not a defeat but a scandal and disgrace," Murphy wrote in his tweet on Saturday 15 August, referring to the failure of the US anti-Iran resolution in the Security Council.

The Connecticut senator added that the failure of Washington's anti-Iran resolution showed how weak the United States is.

The United Nations Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a US resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo on Friday 14 August.

Only two of the Council's 15 members voted in favor, highlighting the division between Washington and its European allies since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear accord in May 2018.

Besides the United States, only the Dominican Republic voted in favor of the draft. China and Russia voted against the text, and the remaining 11 Security Council members, including the European allies of the United States, abstained.

Russia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations said in a statement on Friday night that it had voted against a proposed US resolution extending sanctions on Iran, adding that Russia had voted against the US government's anti-Iran resolution because it was a clear violation of Security Council Resolution 2231.

The Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations tweeted: "The US draft resolution on Iran was rejected today by the UNSC. The result shows again that unilateralism enjoys no support, and bullying will fail.


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