U.S. unveils 'evidence' of Iran weapons in Yemen

U.S. unveils 'evidence' of Iran weapons in Yemen

She showed reporters the remnants of a ballistic missile that came close to hitting Riyadh's airport last month.

"While #Iran has been calling for ceasefire, aid and dialogue in #Yemen from day 1, US has sold weapons enabling its allies to kill civilians and impose starvation".

Iran denies sending weapons to the Houthis.

A confidential report to the Security Council this month said United Nations officials had examined debris from missiles fired at Saudi Arabia that pointed to a "common origin", but there was no firm conclusion on whether they came from an Iranian supplier.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said there is "undeniable" evidence that Iran has been giving missiles to the terrorist Houthi rebels in Yemen, and she on Thursday stood in a hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington and revealed hard evidence - missile parts that might as well have "Made in Iran" stamped on them.

"When I was based at the United Nations, I saw this show and what it begat.", Zarif tweeted, along with side-by-side images of Haley and Powell delivering their respective presentations.

US President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations unveiled Thursday what she said was "undeniable" evidence proving that Iran is funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen in violation of worldwide law.

And evidence presented by the United States on Thursday "left no doubt about Iran's flagrant disregard for its UN obligations, and its role in the proliferation and trafficking of weapons in the region", according to a ministry statement reported by the state news agency Wam.

"These hyperboles" serve the United States agenda in the Middle East including the administration's "unbridled support for the Israeli regime", Miryousefi added.

To prove the case that Iran-made missiles have been fired from Yemen, the USA pieced together a full-length Qiam-1, a short-range ballistic missile, constructed from the debris of two separate missile attacks against Saudi Arabia this year. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley used the occasion to talk up building a new coalition against Iran.

Among them was the remainder of the missile that was sacked by the Houthi rebels in Yemen who attacked the global airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a civilian target.

"Its ballistic missile and advanced weapons are turning up in war zones across the region". The point of the press conference, she said, was to begin a public campaign that highlights Iran's misdeeds.

"These accusations seek also to cover up for the Saudi war crimes in Yemen, with the US complicity, and divert worldwide and regional attention from the stalemate war of aggression against the Yemenis", the statement said. "We take this opportunity to recall the peace plan that Iran formally presented to the UN Secretary-General in 2015 for peacefully settling the conflict and its readiness to contribute towards this goal".

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