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Russia and China condemn the US for carrying out 'illegal attacks' on Yemen

Russia and China on Wednesday accused the United States and Britain of illegally attacking Yemen. 

US Deputy Ambassador Robert Wood and UK Ambassador Barbara Woodward countered that the Houthi attacks are illegal, and that their "proportionate and legal action" against the Yemen rebels are being taken in self-defence.

Russia's UN deputy ambassador, Dmitry Polyansky, and China's UN envoy, Zhang Jun, argued that the UN Security Council never authorised military action against Yemen.