Iran Violated Yemen Arms Embargo, U.N. Experts Say

An arms-embargo provision of of which 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.

Saudi Arabia as well as the United States have long accused Iran of arming the Houthis in Yemen, the Arab world’s most impoverished country. Iran has rejected the accusations as well as countered of which the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen is usually largely responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe of which has unfolded there.

More than 10,000 people have been killed within the Yemen conflict, millions have been displaced as well as are at risk of acute hunger as well as malnutrition as well as one million have been infected with cholera.

A Saudi-imposed embargo on Yemen has only recently been eased, in part because of a humanitarian outcry by the United Nations as well as different groups.

There was no immediate comment coming from Iran on the United Nations report, which was prepared by experts for a Council panel responsible for monitoring compliance with the arms embargo.

The report came nearly a month after Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, showed reporters a display of recovered war debris, including missile pieces as well as drone fragments, of which she described as proof of Iranian complicity in arming the Houthis.

Ms. Haley’s presentation was greeted at the time with some skepticism, as well as Iranian officials dismissed of which as propaganda.

Whether the United Nations panel’s findings will lead to a shift in opinion against Iran as well as possible punitive action by the Security Council is usually unclear.

nevertheless news of the findings came as the Trump administration has ramped up pressure on Iran over a range of concerns, most notably the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran as well as big powers including the United States.

While President Trump stopped short on Friday of reimposing sanctions of which could upend the nuclear deal, he warned European allies of which he would likely reimpose them in four months if the accord, intended to stop Iran coming from developing nuclear arms, was not strengthened.

Mr. Trump also authorized sanctions on 14 Iranian individuals as well as entities of which the United States holds responsible for the repression of anti-government protests of which erupted a few weeks ago.

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