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United Nations report says Iran violated Yemen arms embargo

United Nations report says Iran violated Yemen arms embargo

During the weekly press conference held at King Salman Base in Riyadh, Colonel Al Maliki reviewed video segments highlighting efforts of the coalition forces in Yemen and the relief and humanitarian efforts to restore security and stability in the Yemeni governorates and military operations carried out by the coalition forces professionally and accurately against the Houthi militias both inside Yemen and on the Saudi-Yemeni border.

The media arm of the rebels, known as the Houthis, said Thursday's projectile was a Qaher 2-M ballistic missile.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it had thwarted an attack on a Saudi oil tanker over the weekend by Houthi fighters near the Red Sea port of Hodeidah.

On Wednesday, a coalition spokesman announced that a total of 87 missiles had been launched into Saudi territory from Yemen since the conflict in that country began more than three years ago.

The spokesman said that this hostile action by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi armed militias in clear and explicit defiance of the United Nations resolutions 2216 and 2231.

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Al-Maliki renewed his call to the worldwide community to take more serious and effective steps to stop the blatant Iranian violations through the continued smuggling and transfer of ballistic missiles and weapons to terrorist groups.

Last Friday, the Air Defense Forces of the Arab Coalition had intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias over the skies of Najran.

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

As civilian deaths have surged in recent weeks, it's become increasingly common for such incidents to happen without any official Saudi accounting of why the site was targeted.