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June 27, 2018 5:07 pm

Haley: Iran Still Sending Weapons to Terrorists Across Middle East and Violating UN Security Council Resolutions

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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Photo: Reuters / Mike Segar.

The UN secretary-general’s latest report on the implementation of the sanctions against Iran mandated by Security Council Resolution 2231 features “troubling, but not surprising, evidence that Iran has‎ and continues to violate UN Security Council resolutions by shipping weapons across the Middle East, blatantly defying travel bans, and providing support to terrorist organizations destabilizing the region,” American UN envoy Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.

“This report lays out the strongest evidence to date that the Iranian regime continues to send weapons across the Middle East and blatantly violate Security Council resolutions,” Ambassador Haley added. “From the Houthis to Hezbollah, to Hamas and Assad, the Iranian regime has made a habit of devoting considerable resources, away from its domestic needs, to supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region.”

“The United States will not allow Iran’s violations and destructive actions to go unchecked and we urge members of the Security Council to do the same,” Haley declared. “The evidence in this latest report shows us all too clearly the consequences of inaction in the face of Iranian defiance.”

Haley made the statement ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on the report, which the US diplomat described as the “fifth and strongest” yet.

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