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UN report finds Iran in violation of Yemen arms embargo

Iranian arms smuggled to the Houthi militia in Yemen. (Supplied)

Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen’s Houthi militias of ballistic missiles that were fired at Saudi Arabia, according to a UN experts’ report seen by AFP on Friday.

“The panel has identified missile remnants, related military equipment and military unmanned aerial vehicles that are of Iranian origin and were introduced into Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo,” said the report presented to the Security Council.

Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces said that the air defense forces of the coalition spotted at 7:56 am on Friday morning, intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militias from within the Yemeni territory in the direction of Najran in Saudi Arabia.

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Last Update: Friday, 12 January 2018 KSA 22:42 - GMT 19:42
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