While Haley said that the segments of a rocket she presented at a press conference on Thursday was an "undeniable" evidence of Iran's funneling weapons to Houthi rebels in violation of the UN-imposed embargo, the United Nations itself so far has been unable to confirm the link between Iran and the missiles. "It's hard to find a conflict or a terrorist group in the Middle East that does not have Iran's fingerprints all over it".
"This is not just about the nuclear program".
The US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, is dancing to Israel's tune as she calls for a Western coalition against Iran while posing in front of a missile's wreckage, former Central Intelligence Agency officer Ray McGovern told RT, saying the spectacle was aimed at distracting attention from Yemen.
Another confidential report presented to the UNSC by a group of independent experts monitoring the situation in Yemen last month argued that while remains of four missiles that landed into Saudi Arabia appeared to have been made in Iran, it "as yet has no evidence of the broker or supplier".
Speaking from a military base in Washington, DC, Ms Haley said the missile parts bore markings showing they originated in Iran and had technical specifications that are specific to Iranian-manufactured weapons.
The crisis has deteriorated under Saudi Arabia's month-long blockade of desperately needed aid supplies in Yemen, where almost 70 percent of the population depends on foreign aid to survive.
The group is now waging a war against Yemen's Saudi-backed government and a Saudi-led Arab coalition. "We haven't seen this in the hands of anyone else except Iran and the Houthis".
A missile component recovered in Saudi Arabia reveals what is claimed to be the logo of Iranian manufacturerJIM WATSON GETTY IMAGES
The evidence included segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. "The question is, what do the Europeans need in terms of confidence that the United States is not going to blow up the (Iran deal) in order to do something on ballistic missiles?" he said. The Pentagon said it had obtained fragments of two Qiam missiles, one fired on November 4 against the airport and another fired on July 22. "They have not given it to anybody else", Seal said.
"This has to be broken", he added. It said the missile's unique valve design is only found in Iran.
Ms Haley also listed attack drones, explosives-laden boats created to be rammed into targets and anti-tank rockets among the weapons found to have been supplied by Iran.
The officials said the material was handed over by the Saudi and UAE governments and that there was no doubt about its provenance, even though in some cases U.S. officials did not have specific information on where the material was recovered. In Haley's case, the other members of the U.N. Security Council, along with Germany, have stuck to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that Trump's administration has demanded must be renegotiated or scrapped. The administration might also seek to use the display to increase support among congressional Republicans for taking steps that could ultimately lead to the scuttling of the nuclear deal.
Richard Nephew, a former USA government specialist on sanctions and a senior research scholar at Columbia University's School of global and Public Affairs, said there were few options for imposing new sanctions or other measures on Iran, at least in the United States. Haley cited a report from U.N. Secretary General António Guterres that she said illustrates United Nations certainty about Iran's behavior.
Fighting between the Shiite Houthi rebels and Yemeni government troops backed by the United Arab Emirates flared up intensely near the strategic western port city of Hodeidah.