WASHINGTON -UNS : US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presented what she called “undeniable” evidence Thursday that a ballistic missile fired by Huthi rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia last month was Iranian-made, a charge Tehran immediately denied.
Haley accused Tehran of a “blatant violation” of UN Security Council obligations designed to rein in its missile activity, further stepping up the rhetoric towards Iran which Washington accuses of going against the spirit of a historic nuclear accord.
Standing in a warehouse at a Washington military base in front of recovered pieces of two missiles, Haley said Iranian fingerprints were all over the weapons, one of which she said was fired at Riyadh´s airport on November 4.
“It was made in Iran then sent to Huthi militants in Yemen,” Haley said.
“From there it was fired at a civilian airport with the potential to kill hundreds of innocent civilians in Saudi Arabia.”
She charged that the 2015 nuclear deal to curb Iran´s nuclear program had “done nothing to moderate the regime´s conduct in other areas,” and accused Tehran of “fanning the flames” of regional conflict.