December 14, 2017

US presents evidence Iran supplied missile fired at Riyadh by Houthi rebels

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: The National

Journalist Joyce Karam

The United States on Thursday publicly presented "undeniable evidence" that a missile fired by Yemeni rebels at Riyadh international airport last month was supplied by Iran.

The missile is among a range of weapons being provided by Tehran as part of its destabilising activities in the region, ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said as she laid out the recent findings communicated in the UN’s 2231 Implementation Report.

Speaking from a military base in Washington, DC, Ms Haley said the missile parts bore markings showing they originated in Iran and had technical specifications that are specific to Iranian-manufactured weapons.

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...