US Air Force: Iran provided capability for missile attacks from Yemen

Nov 13, 2017, 00:22
US Air Force: Iran provided capability for missile attacks from Yemen

She said a missile shot down over Saudi Arabia on Saturday "may also be of Iranian origin".

Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Abdullah al-Mouallimi, told Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday that a committee tasked with following up on UN decisions was now investigating the Iranian ballistic missiles in the framework of updating violations against UN Resolutions, adding that the Saudi side awaits the results of the probe.

Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement Tuesday that the July launch involved an Iranian Qiam-1, a liquid-fueled, short-range Scud missile variant.

"France is fully aware of our country's firm position that Iran's defence affairs are not negotiable", said Qassemi ruling out possibility of any talks.

On Thursday, Macron said during a visit to Dubai that he was "very concerned" by Iran's ballistic missile programme, mentioning a missile fired from Yemen and intercepted by Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

The president proposed revising the Iran nuclear deal of 2015, saying it "must be preserved", but "complemented with two pillars", which would include "a negotiation on the ballistic activity of Iran, with sanctions if necessary, " and a discussion on "restraining Iranian hegemony in the region". A charge Iran strongly denies and, in turn, blames Riyadh.

While U.S. President Donald Trump decertified the agreement and imposed sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

According to the Saudi diplomat, the Saudi letter shed lights on the attack and uncovered that the ballistic was an Iranian-made missile, which was sent to the Houthi militias in Yemen.

In an interview with the Time magazine, published on Thursday, Macron also said, "We should negotiate a new series of criteria and a new treaty with Iran to stop their ballistic activities in the region".

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