Haftar used Iranian anti-tank missiles in war on Tripoli, UN report finds

Haftar used Iranian anti-tank missiles in war on Tripoli, UN report finds

December 09, 2020 - 21:31
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

An analysis by the United Nations of photos of four anti-tank guided missiles in Libya found that one “had characteristics consistent with the Iranian-produced Dehlavieh” missile, according to the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Guterres reported to the Security Council in his biannual report – submitted to the council late Monday and seen by Reuters on Tuesday – that the UN secretariat was “unable to ascertain if this anti-tank guided missile had been transferred to Libya” in violation of Security Council sanctions on Iran.

Meanwhile, the Israeli envoy to the UN, , said in a letter to Guterres in last May that the photos surfaced in November 2019 and that the weapons were being used by militias linked to Khalifa Haftar, who has been fighting the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).

“Based on the Secretariat’s analysis of the photographs provided, the secretariat established that one of the four anti-tank guided missiles had characteristics consistent with the Iranian-produced Dehlavieh, though no production date for this anti-tank guided missile was visible,” Guterres’ report said.