United Nations report says Iran violated Yemen arms embargo

United Nations report says Iran violated Yemen arms embargo

United Nations report says Iran violated Yemen arms embargo

The coalition, which says it takes all precautions to minimize civilian casualties, could not be reached for comment.

Spokesman of the coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Saleh Al Maliki said that 16 air, sea and land relief outlets in Yemen are open to global organisations and donor countries to receive aid and enter the Yemeni territories.

The Saudi-led coalition has been trying since the start of the war in March 2015 to capture Hodeidah, Yemen's biggest port, which receives 80 percent of Yemen's imports, and has in recent weeks launched a ground campaign and intensified air strikes.

Last Friday, social networking sites shared a number of pictures of an intercepted Houthi missile in the Najran area.

On Dec. 19, 2017, the Houthi movement fired a ballistic missile toward the royal palace in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia and the United States have long accused Iran of arming the Houthis in Yemen, the Arab world's most impoverished country.

"In a blatant violation of global law, the Iranian-Houthi militia on Saturday attempted an attack by three remote-controlled drone boats, targeting a Saudi oil tanker and threatening to disrupt navigation in Bab El-Mandeb strait", Colonel Turki Al-Maliki.

Al-Maliki renewed his call to the worldwide community to take more serious and effective steps to stop the blatant Iranian violations through the continued smuggling and transfer of ballistic missiles and weapons to terrorist groups.

More than 10,000 people have been killed in the Yemen conflict, millions have been displaced and are at risk of acute hunger and malnutrition and one million have been infected with cholera.

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