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Muallimi to Asharq Al-Awsat: UN Report Could Be Basis for Extending Arms Embargo on Iran

Muallimi to Asharq Al-Awsat: UN Report Could Be Basis for Extending Arms Embargo on Iran

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 - 06:30
Riyadh- Abdul Hadi Habtoor

Ambassador Abdullah Al-Muallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, said that the UN report proving that Saudi Arabia was targeted by Iranian-made weapons could form the basis for extending the arms embargo on Iran.


In remarks to Asharq Al-Awsat, the ambassador expressed his hope that the report would contribute to preventing Iran from providing weapons to Yemen and to warning other parties against delivering those arms.


Last week, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres informed the UN Security Council that the missiles used in the attack against two Aramco oil facilities and an international airport in Saudi Arabia last year were of “Iranian origin.”


A Saudi source revealed on Monday that a large number of Iranian arms shipments destined for the Houthis had been confiscated. The source added to Al-Arabiya that the weapons used to attack the Kingdom were Iranian-made.


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