Yemen’s Huthi rebels in possession of new arms: UN
United Nations: Yemen’s Huthi rebels are in possession of new weapons similar to those produced in Iran, according to a UN report obtained by AFP on Friday, in potential violation of a UN arms embargo.
The crisis in Yemen pits the Iranian-backed Huthi rebels against government forces supported by a Saudi-led military coalition.
Some of the new weapons, which the rebels have possessed since 2019, “have technical characteristics similar to arms manufactured in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said the report, which was compiled by a panel of UN experts tasked with monitoring the embargo.
The panel didn’t say whether the weapons were delivered to the Huthis directly by the Iranian government, which has repeatedly denied sending them arms. – AFP