Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:09 am US, UK urge UN probe of Iranian arms ship seizure
US, UK urge UN probe of Iranian arms ship seizure
UN officials say that if Klos C arms ship indeed originated in Iran, it would violate UN Security Council sanctions.
March 21, 2014
UNITED NATIONS - The United States and Britain on Thursday called for a UN investigation of Israel's claim that it intercepted an Iranian shipment of rockets headed for the Gaza Strip.
UN officials have said that if Israel's claims are true, Iran would be in violation of Security Council sanctions.
US deputy ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo urged the Security Council committee that monitors sanctions against Iran to investigate the incident. She said "the committee should be prepared to impose real consequences, such as possible sanctions designations on those responsible."
British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant called for a similar investigation.
"This is not the first time that we have seen reports of potential arms transfers to Gaza involving Iran," Lyall Grant noted.
The envoys spoke after a council briefing on the sanctions committee's latest report. . . . [More]