United States Mission To The United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
June 27, 2018
Today the UN Security Council will meet to discuss the latest semi-annual report of the UN Secretary-General on implementation of the sanctions against Iran outlined in Security Council Resolution 2231. This is the Secretary-General’s fifth and strongest report yet. It includes troubling, but not surprising, evidence that Iran has and continues to violate UN Security Council resolutions by shipping weapons across the Middle East, blatantly defying travel bans, and providing support to terrorist organizations destabilizing the region.
“This report lays out the strongest evidence to date that the Iranian regime continues to send weapons across the Middle East and blatantly violate Security Council resolutions. From the Houthis to Hizballah, to Hamas and Assad, the Iranian regime has made a habit of devoting considerable resources, away from its domestic needs, to supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. The United States will not allow Iran’s violations and destructive actions to go unchecked and we urge members of the Security Council to do the same. The evidence in this latest report shows us all too clearly the consequences of inaction in the face of Iranian defiance,” said Ambassador Haley.