The US and British airstrikes in Yemen are a clear violation of international law, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Iran PressEurope: "We condemn them," he told reporters when asked to comment on the strikes. "They are illegitimate under international law. This is our position," Peskov added.

He pointed out that the UN Security Council had earlier passed a US-drafted resolution condemning attacks in the Red Sea by the Yemen-based Houthi rebels and demanding an immediate end to them. Eleven UN Security Council members voted for the document, while four countries, including Russia, abstained.

"We abstained. The countries that carried out the attack sought to justify their actions as lawful. However, they failed because the resolution adopted does not grant anyone the right to carry out strikes," the Kremlin spokesman stressed.

Strikes on Yemen came after Yemeni forces targeted several Israeli-owned and -bound shipping in the Red Sea in support of Palestinians in war-torn Gaza, where more than 23,000 Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli onslaught since October 7. 


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