More Arab states welcome United Nations report, U.S. position on Iran's hostile acts

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"Ambassador Haley will offer irrefutable evidence that Iran has deliberately violated its worldwide obligations and has tried and failed to cover up these violations", the mission said.

Washington has been an even more vocal backer of Saudi Arabia's regional policies under President Donald Trump, particularly Riyadh's hawkish posture against Iran and its allies.

"We are not just focused on [Iran's] nuclear program", the ambassador said during a press conference at a Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling hangar where the illegal Iranian equipment is on display.

Guterres' report also raises the possibility that Iran may be violating a provision of its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers calling on it not to develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, AP reported.

Some have specific markings indicating they were manufactured in Iran. And on the day that Haley was drawing attention to her warehouse full of arms that, in her words, "include parts made in Iran, some by Iran's government-run defense industry" came reports of how many US - and Saudi-supplied arms wound up in the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS).

Guterres said the United Nations was studying debris from missiles fired at Yanbu in Saudi Arabia on 22 July and at the capital of Riyadh on 4 November. The UN has revealed in a report that these missiles appear to have been designed by Iran.

The missile was reportedly launched at Saudi Arabia last month from an area of Yemen that is controlled by Houthi rebels, an Iranian-backed Shiite group that took control of large swathes of Yemen in 2014. "It's hard to find a conflict or a terrorist group in the Middle East that does not have Iran's fingerprints all over it", Haley said. After the election, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were successful in capturing the ear of Trump and his son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner.

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The U.N. has repeatedly sanctioned Iran for its illicit proliferation.

Ms. Haley said the truck-sized missile segment behind her had been launched at the worldwide airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and "led the USA intelligence community to conclude unequivocally that these weapons were supplied by the Iranian regime". "In its strongest language yet, the secretary general's report shows violation after violation of weapons transfers and ballistic missile activity".

Although Haley is the US ambassador to the United Nations, such an image in the Security Council chamber evidently wasn't enough.

Iran's mission to the United Nations said in a statement that the accusation by the United States was "irresponsible, provocative and destructive".

Smoke billows behind a building in the Yemeni capital Sana'a on December 2, 2017, during clashes between supporters of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Houthis.

But it also cited evidence that "arms and related materiel seized by the United States aboard a dhow in the vicinity of the Gulf of Oman in March 2016" are identical to some that were previously found to be "of Iranian origin and shipped from the Islamic Republic of Iran". Iran is operating through and supplying the Houthis in Yemen, officials said. At least 14,000 people have been killed or wounded since the Saudi-led offensive against the Houthis in neighboring Yemen began in March 2015.

While the official Saudi and USA account claimed that the incoming projectile was stopped by the US -built Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile defense system, an expert investigation later suggested the missile struck the ground, missing the city's worldwide airport by about half a mile.