Haley’s ‘Smoking Gun’ On Iran Not Enough For Skeptical UN


Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, claimed Thursday that the international body has obtained “undeniable” evidence that Iran supplied Yemeni insurgents with missiles and other arms.

But U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres reached no such conclusion in his report this month that addresses U.S. and Saudi claims the Houthi insurgents fired Iranian short range ballistic missiles that nearly missed Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport on Nov. 4.

A U.N. panel of experts has reviewed missile fragments from the strike that show the missile resembles the Qiam 1, an Iranian-made Scud variant that lacks the tailfins typically found in Yemen’s previously known missile arsenal. The panel noted in a confidential report, which was obtained by Foreign Policy, that the missile also contained a tail component that bore the logo of an Iranian company targeted by U.S. and U.N. sanctions.

But the panel, which reported that the missile also contained an American-made component, concluded it “has no evidence as to the identity of the broker or supplier.”

Special To The Washington Post · Colum Lynch, Robbie Gramer 



  1. The UN never lets facts get in the way of its agenda, which is anti US, anti Israel, and anti Semitic.

    How long will Israel and the US continue to be a part of this charade? It is long past time they withdraw from this corrupt, hypocritical organization.

  2. Nice job, Obama. The hundreds of millions of dollars from the American people that you sent by air on pallets is going to good use! So clever; you sent them cold European cash so Iran can support terrorism without a bank trail.


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