U.N. Probe Details Fallout of Proxy War in Yemen between Saudi Coalition and Iran

January 11, 2018


Kareem Fahim


Washington Post

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  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen

A United Nations report on Yemen's civil war found "strong indications" that Iran supplied Houthi rebels with weapons and ballistic missiles in violation of a U.N. embargo. The Houthis have launched at least four missiles into Saudi Arabia capable of a range "beyond that normally expected of [the Houthis'] known missiles," according to the report. U.N. experts examined remnants of missiles fired on July 22 and November 4 and concluded that the missile designs were consistent with Iranian missiles and "almost certainly produced by the same manufacturer." The report could not conclude how the missiles were transported to the Houthis or who the supplier was.