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U.S. Envoy Says Has 'Irrefutable Evidence' Iran Violating UN Restrictions

13:10, Thursday, 14 December, 2017
U.S. Envoy Says Has 'Irrefutable Evidence' Iran Violating UN Restrictions

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will present what she says is "irrefutable evidence" that Iran has violated its international obligations at a press conference on December 14, the U.S. mission at the UN said.

Haley will discuss what the mission called Iran's "ongoing destabilizing activities in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world."

The United States and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels, who fired missiles at Saudi Arabia in July and November.

Haley has called on the UN Security Council to take a tougher stance toward what she contends are Iran's illegal arms deals with allies in Yemen, Lebanon, and Syria.

"Ambassador Haley will offer irrefutable evidence that Iran has deliberately violated its international obligations and has tried and failed to cover up these violations," the mission said.

Haley's announcement comes amid reports that a UN investigation into whether Iran supplied the two missiles Yemeni rebels fired at Saudi Arabia this year reached no firm conclusions.

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