TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - On November 10, a panel appointed by the UN Security Council sent a confidential letter to diplomats, which states that it has seen no proof of Saudi Arabia's claims that Iran was responsible for the recent missile attack by the Yemeni Houthis targeting Riyadh, the US-based investigative website The Intercept reported on Friday.
According to the members of the panel, the tightening of Yemen's blockade by the Saudi-led coalition and the invocation by Saudi Arabia of paragraph 14 of resolution 2216, which allows UN member states to take measures to prevent the transfer of military goods to Houthis, is allegedly an attempt to impede the delivery of humanitarian aid to Yemeni civilians.
However, Riyadh insists that the closure of all Yemeni ground, air and sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition forces is temporary and will not interfere with food deliveries to the country.
Saudi Arabia has accused Iran with short-range ballistic missiles, one of which was intercepted by the Saudi Air Force in midair over northern Riyadh on November 4, in a claim described by Tehran as "contrary to reality."
Tehran has repeatedly denied rumors of arming the Yemeni Houthis.