U.N. Determines Iran Made Missile Parts Fired at Saudis from Yemen

June 15, 2018

Publication: 

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Related Country: 

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Ukraine
  • Yemen

A report by the U.N. Secretary General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2231 found that the debris from five ballistic missiles launched by Yemen’s Houthis into Saudi Arabia shares characteristics with an Iranian missile and contain components made in Iran. However, the United Nations could not determine if Iran transferred the parts before or after January 2016, when the resolution came into force. In addition, the U.N. reported claims by two countries that Iran received dual-use items in violation of the resolution and noted that Ukraine had prevented two Iranians from procuring and transferring to Iran components of a Kh-31 air-to-surface missile and related technical documents.