UN Security Council to inspect 'Iranian-made' missile debris

The UN Security Council will travel to Washington on Monday (January 31st) to inspect debris from missiles allegedly provided by Iran to Yemen's Houthis (Ansarallah) and hold meetings at the White House, AFP reported Friday.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley last month presented the fragments as "undeniable" evidence that a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis at Saudi Arabia in November was Iranian-made.

That claim was bolstered when a UN panel of experts concluded in a recent report to the council that Iran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen by failing to block supplies of missiles to the Houthis.

Haley has invited her UN counterparts to see the missile debris stored in a warehouse at a Washington military base, which includes other pieces of military material allegedly provided by Iran, including fragments of an anti-tank missile and drones.

Iran has strongly denied arming the Houthis.

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