"This evidence is part of what led the U.S. Intelligence Community to conclude - unequivocally - that these weapons were supplied by the Iranian regime".
The U.S. took the unusual step of declassifying military equipment that was gathered in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, where a civil war is taking place between Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and the elected government.
"The weapons might as well have "Made in Iran" stickers on them", Haley said. "We have made clear that we expect cooperation on the non-nuclear side, just as they are seeking our cooperation on the nuclear side".
On the same day as Haley made his accusations, Farhan Haq, the spokesman for the United Nations secretary general, said the existing reports do not show what country the missiles were manufactured. "The threat of Iranian missiles stretches from the Persian Gulf, through Yemen, Syria and all the way to Lebanon and Gaza".
It was also "a hell of a day" for the U.S.to accuse Iran of arming Houthi rebels, some commentators observed, given new reports that American arms sent to Syrian opposition groups "frequently ended up in the hands" of ISIS fighters.
"Today's revelations proved yet again that Iran's risky presence in the Middle East is only growing despite their attempts to deceive the world", Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said in a statement. After the election, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were successful in capturing the ear of Trump and his son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner.
"These hyperboles" serve the USA agenda in the Middle East including the administration's "unbridled support for the Israeli regime", said the spokesman.
Standing before an exhausted missile that Washington says was made in Iran, shipped to Yemen and fired at Riyadh's global airport, Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, declassified the USA government's findings of Iran's military activities in the region on Thursday, warning of its rapid expansion and broad ambitions.
The number of ballistic missiles deployed by Iran's proxies is rising at an unprecedented level.
The United States and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels, who fired missiles at Saudi Arabia in July and November.
A photograph paired with the article "USOC: Olympics still a go" (Dec. 8) contained this caption: "Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said it's an "open question" whether the U.S. will send its team to North Korea".
In a message on Twitter, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif compared Haley's presentation to then-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's 2003 allegations about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, which were later found to be false.
Smoke billows behind a building in the Yemeni capital Sana'a on December 2, 2017, during clashes between supporters of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Houthis.
"For months, we've seen Iran disregard worldwide laws and norms by continuing its provocative ballistic missile testing". At least 14,000 people have been killed or wounded since the Saudi-led offensive against the Houthis in neighboring Yemen began in March 2015. The exact nature and extent of the assistance are unclear, but what is publicly acknowledged includes US provision of targeting information and refueling of Saudi warplanes.
But the report, while citing military materiel presented by Saudi Arabia, stops short of fully embracing Haley's conclusions, saying that the U.N. Secretariat is "still analyzing the information collected".