Missile Targeting Saudi Airport Was Iranian, Says US Official

France's President Emmanuel Macron meets with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in New York for the UN General Assembly

In his interview with the Time magazine, Macron also appeared to be supporting Washington's position on Iran's ballistic missile capabilities.

Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Abdullah al-Mouallimi, told Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday that a committee tasked with following up on UN decisions was now investigating the Iranian ballistic missiles in the framework of updating violations against UN Resolutions, adding that the Saudi side awaits the results of the probe.

"We would like to see sanctions on Iran for its support of terrorism and sanctions on Iran for violating the ballistic missile resolutions of the United Nations", Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of foreign affairs, told CNBC Thursday. "So we should negotiate a new series of criteria and a new treaty with Iran to stop their ballistic activities in the region", he said, adding that Iran's role in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen "destabilizes a lot of people and the whole region".

The Saudis are in full support of President Trump's decision not to certify Iran as in compliance with Obama's treacherous "deal".

The United States backed the Saudi claim that the missile was supplied by Iran and urged the United Nations to hold Tehran accountable for the violation.

He claimed that a recent missile attack by Yemen's Houthi fighters on Saudi Arabia was "part of this ballistic activity of Iran in the region".

"France officials including its president are well aware that levelling false accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran stands in stark contradiction to the realities of the Middle East over the past decades", Qassemi responded.

Iran denies the charges and blames the conflict on Riyadh.

The United States Congress now has 60 days to reimpose nuclear sanctions.

According to the memo, the Saudi request for an Arab League meeting was based on a missile the Sunni-ruled kingdom says its air defenses intercepted over Riyadh after being fired from Yemen on November 4.

While U.S. President Donald Trump decertified the agreement and imposed sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

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