UN Report: Iran-built weapons found in Yemen

A component of a missile fired from Yemen and recovered in Saudi Arabia, revealing the identity and logo of an Iranian manufacturer (File/AFP)
Updated 12 December 2018
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UN Report: Iran-built weapons found in Yemen

  • Investigation into the source of the weapons is ongoing

NEW YORK, USA: Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has claimed in a report that Iran-built weapons have been found in Yemen.

According to AFP, Guterres's office reports that his staff examined two container launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The staff noticed characteristics unique to Iran's manufacturing, as well as evidence recovered that dated between 2016 and 2017. They also examined a partially disassembled surface-to-air missile, procured by the coalition, which had features identical to those of Iran missiles.

The report also indicated that the investigation into locating the source of these weapons is ongoing.


Sudan generals, protesters split on who will lead transition

Updated 14 min 33 sec ago
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Sudan generals, protesters split on who will lead transition

  • Demonstrators want to limit the role of the military in the transitional council
  • They are represented by the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change during the talks

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s ruling generals and protesters behind months of mass demonstrations that drove autocrat Omar Al-Bashir from power are divided over who will lead the country during its transition period.
The issue remains a stumbling block in the negotiations between the two sides. Their latest round of talks ended early on Tuesday without agreement.
The protesters, represented by the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, insist on a “limited military representation” in a sovereign council that will guide Sudan through the three-year transition.
The military insists it play the lead role in the council.
The protesters fear the generals intend to hold on to power or cut a deal with other factions that would leave much of Al-Bashir’s regime intact.
Since his ouster, Al-Bashir has been jailed in Khartoum.