Nikki Haley Says Iran Is Violating UN Rules

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 16, 2017

The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthis, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions.

The arms included charred remnants of what the Pentagon said was an Iranian-made short-range ballistic missile fired from Yemen on November 4 at King Khaled International Airport outside Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, as well as a drone and an anti-tank weapon recovered in Yemen by the Saudis.

A spokesman for Yemen's Houthi group on Thursday dismissed USA accusations that Iran had supplied a missile fired at Saudi Arabia last month, saying it was an attempt to divert attention from the United States' decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

When asked whether Paris believed that evidence was irrefutable, foreign ministry deputy spokesman Alexandre Georgini declined to respond directly.

"The report issued by the United Nations unequivocally clarified the negative interference and hostile practices of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Republic of Yemen", the statement said. "France continues to examine the information at its disposal", he said.

Iran's "ballistic missile and advanced weapons are turning up in war zones across the region". She said the transfer of these weapons into the hands of Houthi rebels is a violation of United Nations resolution 2231, which bars Iran from the "supply, sale, or transfer of arms or related materiel".

In a statement, the Iranian government rejected the claim that it delivered the missile to the rebels.

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