13 May 2024

A U.S. representative told the UN Security Council that “we must collectively call Iran out for its destabilising role and insist that it cannot hide behind the Houthis. We reiterate our call for Iran to cease its unlawful weapons transfers and enablement of the Houthi’s illegal and reckless attacks... We must do more to strengthen enforcement and deter sanctions violators. The scale and diversity of materiel currently being transferred to the Houthis in violation of UNSCRs in unprecedented”. On 17 May, Iran’s UN envoy characterised the claims as “lies and misinformation”, asserting that Iran had “made it clear that it is committed to the Security Council’s relevant resolutions… And has not engaged in activities in contravention of those resolutions”.

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