France: Statement on U.N. Panel of Experts Report on Yemen

February 19, 2018

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

France is concerned about the conclusions of the UN Panel of Experts report on Yemen, according to which Iran is not complying with the arms embargo imposed by Security Council Resolution 2216 of 2015.

It condemns the serious non-compliance with the obligations of Resolution 2216 which the Iranian authorities have committed by not taking all the necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer of missiles and their components, and drones to individuals and entities subject to UN sanctions, particularly the Houthis.

France has condemned on several occasions the firing of ballistic missiles by the Houthis, targeting Saudi territory and Red Sea maritime traffic, which are a source of destabilization for the whole region.