Saudi Arabia to UN: Iran must be held responsible for Houthi militia missile attacks on Kingdom

Saudi Arabia to UN: Iran must be held responsible for Houthi militia missile attacks on Kingdom
Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Maalami. (Arab News)
Updated 13 April 2018

Saudi Arabia to UN: Iran must be held responsible for Houthi militia missile attacks on Kingdom

Saudi Arabia to UN: Iran must be held responsible for Houthi militia missile attacks on Kingdom
  • Saudi Arabia: Gaps in the verification system allowed Iran to supply ballistic missiles to Houthi militia.
  • Saudi Arabia: UN's lack of resolve has given Iran and the Houthis a green light to commit atrocities in Yemen.

London: Saudi Arabia sent a letter to the UN Security Council Thursday demanding that Iran must be held responsible for Houthi militia missile attacks on the Kingdom.

The letter also stated that gaps in the verification system in Yemen allowed Iran to supply ballistic missiles to Houthi militia.  

The Security Council's lack of resolve to act has given Iran and the Houthi militias the green light to commit atrocities in Yemen, the letter said. 

Saudi Arabia previously sent a letter to the UN Security Council regarding Iranian-Houthi ballistic missiles. The letter was presented by the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Maalami and was received by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the Security Council.

The firing of ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law.