Home / News In Pictures / Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

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.

About World Tribune Pakistan

Check Also

‘Attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi planned in Afghanistan with support of RAW’

KARACHI-UNS- Karachi Police Chief Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh during a media briefing on Friday said …

Leave a Reply