Missiles fired at Saudi Arabia are made in Iran

Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, has said that the debris of the five missiles launched by Iran-backed Houthis at Yanbu and Riyadh since July 2017, “share key design features with the Iranian Qiam-1 ballistic missile.”

Separately, the Arab Coalition has rejected the claims made in the Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, regarding violations attributed to the Coalition, saying they are based on inaccurate information provided by unreliable sources.

The Coalition has also called upon the UN to amend its procedures to ensure that no false information is included in its reports.

The artillery of the Arab Coalition Forces targeted the bases and fortifications of the Houthis in Tahita District, south of Hodeidah, as part of a new military operation that aims to attain control of the centre of the district and secure the coastal road leading to Hodeidah. A total of 34 Houthi were killed.

Meanwhile, Saeed Al Ali, Head of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) in the Yemeni interim capital Aden, has met Peter Drennan, UN Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, and his accompanying delegation, who are currently visiting Aden.

During the meeting, the visiting delegation were briefed on ERC’s charitable and humanitarian activities in the governorates of Aden, Lahj and Abyan, in 2018.

Addressing the Security Council in a meeting on non-proliferation yesterday (Wednesday), DiCarlo added, “It is also our assessment that some component parts of the debris were manufactured in Iran.”

She noted however, that at present, the Secretariat “is unable to determine whether such missiles, or parts thereof, or related technology, may have been transferred from Iran after 16th January 2016.”

Source » arabnews

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