Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates has called on the global community to more forcefully address the threat posed by Iran after a UN report this week on violations of Security Council resolutions and evidence presented by the US of Tehran’s arming of Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on Thursday that the UN Secretary General’s recent report on UNSC Resolution 2231 strongly confirmed what the UAE and its allies had long known — that Iran was continuing its “expansionist and destabilising behaviour in the region, and was fuelling the conflict in Yemen”.
It further said that the evidence presented by the US “left no doubt about Iran’s flagrant disregard for its UN obligations and its role in the proliferation and trafficking of weapons in the region”, according to the Ministry statement.
From missiles to drones to explosive boats, illegal Iranian arms shipments to the Houthis and other proxies are stoking the fires of sectarian violence endangering civilians, the Ministry said.
“The UAE and its military coalition partners have witnessed the devastating impact of these illegal arms shipments on Yemen.”
The Ministry said “the UAE stands ready to work with its allies to take actions that will ensure Iran’s compliance with relevant UN resolutions”.