UK: Iran must cease activities that risk escalating Yemen conflict

ARAB NEWS LONDON: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said today that he calls on Iran to cease activities which risk escalating Yemen conflict.

Johnson was commenting on the final report of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen tasked with finding out the origin of ballistic missiles fired on Saudi Arabia from Yemen.

Johnson said that he was ‘’’deeply concerned by the findings of the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen that missiles and related military equipment of Iranian origin were introduced into Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo’’ and he added that this will put ” Iran in Non-compliance with security council Resolution 2216 and reaffirms our concerns that they are undertaking destabilising activity in Yemen and the wider region.”

The UK minister went on to call on Iran to cease activity which risks escalating the conflict and and support a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.

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