Missiles used to attack Saudi Arabia are Iranian – UN

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Missiles used to attack Saudi Arabia are Iranian – UN

Missiles used to attack Saudi Arabia are Iranian - UN. The arms seized by the US were found to be of Iranian origin. UN general Antonio Guterres told the security council that 'Cruise missiles used in several attacks on oil facilities and an international airport in Saudi Arabia last year were of 'Iranian Origin'. This was reported by Reuters. 

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Missiles used to attack Saudi Arabia are Iranian – UN. The arms seized by the US were found to be of Iranian origin. UN general Antonio Guterres told the security council that ‘Cruise missiles used in several attacks on oil facilities and an international airport in Saudi Arabia last year were of ‘Iranian Origin’. This was reported by Reuters.

Missiles used to attack Saudi Arabia were identified as of Iranian origin. The UN General Antonio disclosed the statement to Security Council.

Guterres also said several items in US seizures of weapons and related materiel in November 2019 and February 2020 were “of Iranian origin.”

Some have design characteristics similar to those also produced by a commercial entity in Iran, or bear Farsi markings, Guterres said, and some were delivered to the country between February 2016 and April 2018.

He said that “these items may have been transferred in a manner inconsistent” with a 2015 Security Council resolution that enshrines Tehran’s deal with world powers to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.

Iran’s mission to the United Nations in New York did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the UN report.

Washington is pushing the 15-member council to extend an arms embargo on Iran that is due to expire in October under the nuclear deal. Council veto-powers Russia and China have already signaled their opposition to the move.

Guterres reports twice a year to the Security Council on the implementation of an arms embargo on Iran and other restrictions that remained in place after the deal.

The UN chief said the United Nations examined debris of weapons used in attacks on a Saudi oil facility in Afif in May, on the Abha international airport in June and August, and on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq in September.

“The Secretariat assesses that the cruise missiles and/or parts thereof used in the four attacks are of Iranian origin,” Guterres wrote. Guterres also said that drones used in May and September attacks were “of Iranian origin.

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