US intends to prohibit Iran's ballistic missile activities

US intends to prohibit Iran's ballistic missile activities

The United States intends to explore sanctions on Iran over funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said.

Haley noted that the report pointed to evidence that missiles recently launched at Saudi Arabia by Houthis rebels in Yemen had the hallmarks of Iranian ones, according to the US Mission to the United Nations website.

She said the US could explore sanctions on Iran in "response to its clear violations of the Yemen arms embargo".

"Based on the violations of the Secretary-General's report, there are a few options that we can use to put pressure on Iran to adjust their behavior: The Security Council could strengthen the provisions of Resolution 2231; We could adopt a new resolution that makes clear that Iran is prohibited from all activities related to ballistic missiles," U.N. top diplomat said, speaking at a briefing on the Security Council resolution 2231.