How Did The U.N. Know That Iran Violated Sanctions On Sending Arms To Yemen?

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley points to previously classified missile segments she says prove Iran violated UN Security Council Resolution 2231 by providing the Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms, during a press conference at Joint Base Anacostia in Washington, DC, on December 14, 2017. (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

Popular Mechanics: Missile CSI: How We Know Iran Violated an Arms Embargo

Iran (and Russia) back one side of the Yemen Civil War. Saudi Arabia (and the United States) back the other. Things are getting dicey.

* Iran (and Russia) back one side of the ongoing Yemen Civil War. Saudi Arabia (and the United States) back the other.
* Houthi rebels in Yemen fired missiles at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in November.
* The U.S. accuses Iran of violating a 2015 embargo against allowing arms to reach Yemen.

In November, missiles coming from Yemen bombarded the airport Riyadh, rattling Saudi Arabia and upping the ante in this explosive little war. Now, the United Nations has confirmed what Saudi Arabia suspected back then: That Iran is supplying the weapons.

The UN report “identified missile remnants, related military equipment and military unmanned aerial vehicles that are of Iranian origin and were brought into Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo.” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley wrote in the New York Times this weekend demanding that the Security Council act. “The U.N. panel has given the world a chance to act before a missile hits a school or a hospital and leads to a dangerous military escalation that provokes a Saudi military response,” she wrote.

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WNU Editor: I have always U.N. inspectors (at least via through ICAO when I worked there in the early 1990s) to be very efficient and professional in their work. They may take their time .... but their conclusions (if they are not pressured politically) are usually very accurate.

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