Iran may have passed ballistic missiles to Yemen Houthi rebels, UN says

December 14, 2017

The Guardian:

The UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, has warned that Iran may be defying a call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear deal.

Guterres said in a report to the security council that the United Nations was investigating Iran’s possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Houthi Shia rebels in Yemen that may have been used in launches aimed at Saudi Arabia in July and November.

The report on implementation of a UN resolution that endorsed the July 2015 nuclear agreement was obtained on Wednesday by the Associated Press. The US mission to the United Nations said its ambassador, Nikki Haley, would hold a news conference on Thursday in Washington to highlight its findings, as well as Iran’s “destabilizing activities in the Middle East region and elsewhere in the world”.

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