Parts of Yemen missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made: UN report

Some components from five missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthis (Ansarallah) were manufactured in Iran, but UN officials are unable to determine when they were sent to Yemen, according to a confidential UN report seen by AFP on Thursday (June 14th).

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council in the 14-page report that debris from the missiles fired since July 2017 "share key design features with a known type of missile manufactured" by Iran.

The report, sent to the council on Tuesday, added that "some component parts of the debris were manufactured in the Islamic Republic of Iran" but it remained unclear whether the transfer was in violation of UN restrictions.

The Security Council is scheduled to discuss the report on June 27th.

Meanwhile on Thursday, Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Houthi-held territory in Yemen.

The missile was intercepted over Khamis Mushayt in the kingdom's south, but no casualties were reported, the coalition said in a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency.

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