The United Nations has once again confirmed that missiles launched by Yeme’s Houthi militia at Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the past two years were Iranian.
During her address to the Security Council during a meeting on Iran’s nuclear issue on Friday, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo said that “the debris of nine ballistic missiles and six cruise missiles had similar design, characteristics and parts consistent with those of missiles examined previously and assessed to be of Iranian origin.”
She also called on both the United States and the Islamic Republic “to quickly mobilize in the same spirit and commitment to resume cooperation under the JCPOA.”
Together with the UN Secretary General, she “appealed to the US to lift or waive its sanctions as outlined in the plan and to extend the waivers regarding the trade in oil with Iran.”
They also urged Iran “to reverse the steps it has taken that are not consistent with its nuclear-related commitments under the plan,” noting that the International Atomic Energy Agency estimates Iram’s stockpile of enriched uranium is more than 15 times the allowable amount under the JCPOA, including uranium enriched to 20 percent and 60 percent “which is extremely worrying.”
Moreover, in a Thursday statement ahead of a Security Council meeting on the implementation of resolution 2231 that endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal, the UK, France and Germany called on Iran to stop and reverse its nuclear escalation, return to full cooperation with IAEA and seize the offer on the table without further delay.