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US calls for UN action against Iran over Yemen missile

UNITED NATIONS – The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of supplying Yemen's Houthi rebels with a missile that was fired into Saudi Arabia in July and called for the United Nations to hold Tehran accountable for violating two UN Security Council resolutions.

 

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said information released by Saudi Arabia showed the missile fired in July was an Iranian

Qiam, which she described as "a type of weapon that had not been present in Yemen before the conflict."

 

Saudi-led forces, which back the government in neighboring Yemen, have been targeting the Iran-allied Houthis in a more than two-year war. Saudi Arabia's crown prince on Tuesday described Iran's supply of rockets to the Houthis as "direct military aggression" that could be an act of war.