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Iran violated arms embargo, UN says

Iran violated arms embargo, UN says

Iran has violated a United Nations arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Houthi rebels, a report by a United Nations panel of experts says, bolstering USA and Saudi claims of Tehran's military involvement in Yemen.

An arms-embargo provision of that resolution requires all member states to "take the necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to" designated Yemeni combatants including the Houthis.

The finding is expected to bolster accusations from the United States and Saudi Arabia that Iran has supplied weaponry to the Houthis in their war against the Saudi-led coalition.

Iran has strongly denied arming the Huthis and in December 2017 accused the USA of presenting "fabricated" evidence that a November 4 missile fired at Riyadh airport was Iranian-made.

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The team travelled to Saudi Arabia in November and December of past year and examined remnants of missiles fired by the Houthis in those months, as well as in May and July.

During a security council meeting on December 19, USA ambassador Nikki Haley called the Houthis' firing of a ballistic missile earlier that day "a flashing red siren" and said the United States would push for action against Iran, but Russian Federation signalled its opposition.

The drones were "virtually identical in design" to that of an Iranian-made UAV manufactured by the Iranian Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (Hesa), the report said.

Just this week, Houthi rebels announced they've built a new locally designed missile to fight against the Saudi-led alliance.

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The UN has called Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with eight million people on the brink of starvation.

Initial reports said Tareq was killed in the fighting that erupted after Saleh called on the Saudi-led coalition to end the war, a move interpreted by the Houthis as a betrayal.

The findings of the report are expected to enhance accusations launched by US President Donald Trump and his administration against Iran for providing Houthis with weapons, including ballistic missiles.

Washington critics also point to the humanitarian effects of the US-backed Saudi bombardment campaign in Yemen.

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