The resolution was initiated by Saudi Arabia after U.S. authorities announced it had uncovered a terrorist plot directed against the Saudi ambassador in Washington, Abdel Al-Jubeir.
The resolution received 100 votes in favor, nine against and 40 abstentions.
Russia voted against the document, saying that some of its provisions “were asking legal questions.” Thus, the representative of Russia Permanet Assistant to the UN Sergei Karev, noted that the trial concerning the alleged plot had barely begun.
“When a legal proceeding is underway, it is very important to respect the presumption of innocence,” he added, noting that the decision adopted by the General Assembly of the UN was not consistent with this principle.
Thus, item 5 of the resolution calls on Tehran to cooperate with the States concerned to prosecute people who organized, funded and carried out the attempted assassination of the Saudi ambassador.
In other words, the document launched against Iran charges that are not yet proven in court and raising doubts in the American media.