World Haley will display missile, other evidence Iran supplying Yemen rebels

06:50  13 december  2017
06:50  13 december  2017 Source:   NBC News

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing a public display of what it says is evidence that Iran is providing missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen , threatening a key U.S. ally in the region, according to four U.S. officials. This week, Nikki Haley is set to unveil components of a

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing a public display of what it says is evidence that Iran is providing missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen , threatening a key U.S. ally in the region, according to four U.S. officials.

Image: This photo was widely circulated in Arab media, which described it as an image of debris from an alleged Iranian-made missile fired at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from Yemen.This photo was widely circulated in Arab media, which described it as an image of debris from an alleged Iranian-made missile fired at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from Yemen. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: This photo was widely circulated in Arab media, which described it as an image of debris from an alleged Iranian-made missile fired at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from Yemen.This photo was widely circulated in Arab media, which described it as an image of debris from an alleged Iranian-made missile fired at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from Yemen.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing a public display of what it says is evidence that Iran is providing missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen, threatening a key U.S. ally in the region, according to four U.S. officials.

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Washington — The United States on Wednesday joined Saudi Arabia in saying that Iran was supplying Yemen ’s Houthi rebels with advanced On Tuesday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said information released by Saudi Arabia showed the missile fired in July was

Saudi Arabia and the United States have accused Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen ’s Houthi rebels who fired a missile intercepted near Haley cited information supplied by Saudi Arabia showing that a missile fired in July was an Iranian Qiam and that this weapon was not present in

This week, Nikki Haley is set to unveil components of a short-range ballistic missile that Houthi rebels fired into Saudi Arabia at Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., according to the officials.

According to a senior intelligence official, she will also present other evidence of Iran's weapons proliferation and potential violations of UN sanctions, and of Iranian destabilization and threats to U.S. allies.

The ballistic missile was fired from Yemen on Nov. 4, striking near King Khalid International Airport in Saudi's capital city of Riyadh. Saudi defense forces say they shot it down with a surface-to-air Patriot missile and turned it to shrapnel.

"We hold Iran responsible for this," said Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir five days after the attack. "They're the ones that provided the missiles. … We believe this could be considered an act of war."

An Iranian official said that Saudi claims of Iranian responsibility for the missile were "malicious, irresponsible, destructive and provocative."

Arab media outlets have displayed a photo that they have described as an image of remnants of the missile. The Saudi mission to the U.N. told NBC News that the Saudi government did not provide the image to the media.

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<p>The Defense Department on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time "multiple ground operations" in Yemen, while noting that the Islamic State has doubled in size in the war-torn country, where an insurgency by Houthis rebels has allowed terrorist groups to seek haven.</p>"U.S. forces have conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 strikes in 2017," said a statement from the U. S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida.

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