FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 14, 2017
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Iran Violating U.N. Resolution Against Missile Transfers
UANI Urges International Community to Hold Tehran Accountable
New York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman and former U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman issued the following statement regarding today's speech by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley that revealed evidence of Iran's transfer of ballistic-missile technology to the Houthis in Yemen:
"U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 calls upon Iran to halt all nuclear-capable ballistic missile activity and strictly prohibits Iran from transferring missile technology outside its borders without pre-approval from the UN Security Council. For months, we've seen Iran disregard international laws and norms by continuing its provocative ballistic missile testing. Now, with the evidence unveiled today by Ambassador Haley, Iran has been caught red-handed flagrantly violating the prohibition on transferring missile technology to third parties--namely the Houthis in Yemen--who have targeted an international civilian airport. If airports in Brussels, Paris, Berlin, and elsewhere were fired upon-as Iran itself has threatened recently-there would be global outrage. But the silence to date has been deafening.
"Ambassador Haley's presentation demonstrates that the European Union's statement this week giving Iran a clean bill of health in its compliance with the nuclear deal is dangerously misleading. The time has come for the international community to hold Iran accountable for its illicit missile and arms programs-initiatives designed to inflict maximum terror throughout the Middle East and one day develop the means to deliver a nuclear weapon.
"We also call upon the Trump administration to articulate a comprehensive non-nuclear strategy on Iran in its National Security Strategy to be unveiled next week. The status quo remains unacceptable."
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