Security Council to see missile parts and lunch with Trump

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Posted: Jan 26, 2018 1:08 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is heading to Washington on Monday for lunch with President Donald Trump and to see missile remnants the U.S. says are proof that Iran is arming rebels in Yemen.

The U.S. Mission announced Friday that Ambassador Nikki Haley has organized the trip, which will also include a visit to the Holocaust Museum with national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

In November, Haley took journalists to an emptied-out hangar at a military base near Washington to see fragments recovered from missiles launched from Yemen.

Haley said the U.S. intelligence community concluded "unequivocally" the missiles were supplied by Iran.

The Trump administration is seeking to rally the world at the U.N. and elsewhere to punish Iran for funneling weapons to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen, which Tehran steadfastly denies.