London: Iran is trying to ignite a hidden war in the Gulf by arming its supporters in Syria and Yemen, alleged the United States and its allies. US, Britain and France have lodged this complaint against Iran with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani has criticised the allegations made by the US and its allies.
Some days ago, a special team of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) had prepared separate reports about the conflict in Syria and Yemen. The UN team had produced evidence of Iran supplying arms to the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The team had also indicated that Iran supplied arms on a large scale for the conflict in Syria. It had also expressed a possibility of Iran building a missile factory in Lebanon.
US has submitted the proposal based on the UN special team’s report against Iran to the Security Council on last Friday, while its allies Britain and France have supported the proposal. A copy of this proposal was published in the international media and it states that the US has alleged that Iran is trying to ignite a hidden war in the Middle East.
The report also accuses of violation by Iran, of the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council on Yemen in 2015. As per the sanctions, the UN Security Council had prohibited any arms supply to the Houthi rebels fighting against the elected government in Yemen. As per the media, the US has accused Iran of supplying arms to the Houthi rebels, in violation of the sanctions.
The US had demanded an increase in the sanctions against the Houthi rebels and also against Iran for violating the UN Security Council sanctions. The US has also condemned the Iranian involvement in Syria and has alleged that these activities can lead to a hidden war in the Middle East, in the proposal.
The UN and the US have avoided to provide further information about the proposal submitted to the Security Council, last Friday. But, the British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson has appealed to stop Iran who is arming the Houthi rebels. Whereas the spokesperson of the French Foreign Ministry has appealed to Iran on similar grounds. As per the information given by the international media, the proposal can be taken up for voting by this month end.
Meanwhile, Israel’s Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan has warned that Iran will replace ISIS in the Middle East. He also appealed to the US to take steps to stop Iran. A few months ago, former Secretary of State and diplomat Henry Kissinger also had expressed concerns about Iran replacing the ISIS in the Middle East.