UK Representative to UN: “We cannot turn a blind eye” to Iran’s Security Council violations

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Peter WilsonAmbassador Peter Wilson CMG, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, this week raised concerns about Iran’s ballistic missile tests and arms transfers, warning that “we cannot turn a blind eye to activities undertaken by Iran which violate Security Council resolutions and sponsor proxy forces in regional conflicts”.

Speaking at the UN Security Council in New York yesterday, Ambassador Wilson said that “it is clear that these activities are having a detrimental impact on regional security”.

Ambassador Wilson detailed multiple concerns about Iran’s activities, first stating that the 29th January launch by Iran of a Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile was “inconsistent with the provisions of Resolution 2231″.

He additionally raised concerns about “the continued reported violations of restrictions prohibiting conventional arms transfers as set out in the Secretary-General’s latest report, including new evidence of an attempted arms shipment from Iran to Somalia”.

Ambassador Wilson added: “Furthermore, the widespread reports of multiple violations of travel ban provisions, including new infringements by Major General Qasem Soleimani, are particularly worrying given the regional sensitivities”.

Click here to read Ambassador Wilson’s speech in full.

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