The unanimous vote followed a Russian veto of a UK-drafted text that contained language of Iranian "non-compliance" with the United Nations sanctions regime against individuals and entities deemed to be engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Yemen.
After the veto, the council unanimously adopted a Russian-drafted measure that extended for one year the sanctions regime against Yemen, but that text made no mention of Iran.
Bolivia joined Russian Federation in voting against the measure while China and Kazakhstan abstained. Negotiations were continuing on Sunday. It comes after Russian Federation vetoed a rival resolution that blamed Iran for fueling the conflict there.
A UK-drafted resolution aimed at pressuring Iran over alleged weapons supplies to Yemeni fighters has failed at the UN Security Council. The council would express "its intention to take additional measures to address these violations", according to the British-drafted text.
The UK draft would have caused "fracturing of security council and sow discord at a time when the Security Council is in dire need of closing its ranks", he argued, adding that Russia's concerns about the divisive nature of the UK draft were "shared by many delegates".
After hours of negotiations in a bid to reach a compromise, Russian Federation made clear it had strong reservations about the findings of the United Nations report and would not support a draft resolution that mentioned them.
N elects Nawaz as 'Quaid for life', Shahbaz as interim party president
Moayyed Jafri adds: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif met his brother and former premier Nawaz Sharif at Jati Umra for a tête-à-tête on Sunday.
Commenting on the veto, a representative of the U.S. mission to the UN said that the United States would continue telling the world about Iran's harmful actions until Tehran halts its activities, undermining stability in the Middle East.
A proxy war is playing out in Yemen between Iran and USA ally Saudi Arabia.
The confrontation between the government forces and the Houthis (the supporters of the Ansar Allah movement) has been going on in Yemen since August 2014.
US ambassador Nikki Haley, who was absent from Monday's Security Council vote, issued a statement shortly after the Russian veto, threatening to take action against Iran "that the Russians can not block".
Britain drafted a resolution in consultation with the United States and France that initially wanted to condemn Iran for violating an arms embargo on Houthi leaders and include a council commitment to take action over it. Nebenzia explained that efforts were made to extend sanctions on Yemen, not to target Iran. In his words, Iran has to take responsibility for its actions.
The Houthi movement has been defending Yemen against a bloody Saudi-led military campaign, which was launched in 2015 with the help of the U.S. and the United Kingdom to reinstall the country's former Riyadh-friendly government.