U.S. presents 'irrefutable evidence' of Iranian weaponry from Yemen

She said the debris was from a short-range missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen into Saudi Arabia

She said the debris was from a short-range missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen into Saudi Arabia

"The undeniable fact is that that the Iranian behavior is growing worse" since the nuclear accord was signed, Haley said.

"It was made in Iran then sent to Huthi militants in Yemen", Haley said.

A missile that the U.S. Department of Defense says is confirmed as a "Qiam" ballistic missile manufactured in Iran by its distinctively Iranian nine fueling ports and that the Pentagon says was sacked by Houthi rebels from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on July 22, 2017 is seen on display at a military base in Washington on December 13, 2017.

The crisis has deteriorated under Saudi Arabia's month-long blockade of desperately needed aid supplies in Yemen, where almost 70 percent of the population depends on foreign aid to survive.

Haley displayed the missile and its resemblance to the Iranian Qiam 1 missile as "indisputable" evidence that Iran was in violation of U.N. Security Council 2231, which prohibited Iran from exporting missiles and was adopted in support of the 2015 nuclear deal that Trump has since decertified.

The coalition has intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to roll back Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels, and backed internationally recognized President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi whom Houthis forced into exile in Saudi Arabia. They see that the Houthi terrorist militias are simply an instrument in the hands of Iran and do not represent the Yemeni people or belong to its Arabism.

USA officials have seized on a series of missile strikes by a Yemeni rebel group against Saudi Arabia as an opportunity to intensify global pressure on Iran.

This chart showing, according to the State Department, the missile range of covert Iraqi SCUD missiles, as well as the range of a new experimental unmanned aerial missile (UAV) that could carry chemical and biological weapons, was released by the Department of State February 5, 2003 at the United Nations Security Council in New York City. The Houthi missile offensive - and its potential to spark retaliation by the Saudis or their allies - "raises the spectre of escalation in other locations in the region", she said.

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The events of the past few weeks have both emboldened the Houthis and stiffened the determination of the Saudi-led coalition to defeat them at any cost, analysts said.

"This has to be broken", he added. But the White House has also chided the kingdom in recent weeks for its handling of Yemen's humanitarian situation, calling on Riyadh to do more to allow aid and other supplies to reach desperate Yemenis.

"The point of this entire display is that only Iran makes this missile". It said the missile's unique valve design is only found in Iran. Share it on Facebook and you will help keep them up to date and help us earn the ad revenue we need to keep reporting. His administration provided the coalition with arms and logistics support.

Trump has always been a strong critic of the deal made in 2015.

Richard Nephew, a former U.S. government specialist on sanctions and a senior research scholar at Columbia University's School of worldwide and Public Affairs, said there were few options for imposing new sanctions or other measures on Iran, at least in the United States. "Are they trying to hide a finless Qiam from Iran?".

Earlier in the day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that Iran may be defying a UN call to halt ballistic missile development.

But the report, while citing military material presented by Saudi Arabia, stops short of fully embracing Haley's conclusions, saying that the UN Secretariat is "still analysing the information collected".

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