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Iran summons Swiss envoy over missile remarks by US diplomat

Iran summons Swiss envoy over missile remarks by US diplomat

The Associated Press
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley walks in front recovered segments of an Iranian rocket during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. Haley says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley unveiled recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Iran's official news agency is reporting that the foreign ministry has summoned the Swiss envoy to Tehran to protest remarks by the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

The Tuesday report from IRNA says that Iran strongly protested "uncalculated and baseless" allegations by Nikki Haley, who displayed parts of a missile last week as "undeniable" evidence that Tehran has been arming Yemen's Shiite rebels.

The Swiss Embassy in Iran looks after U.S. interests because Washington and Tehran don't have diplomatic relations.

Haley on Thursday said the projectile was supplied by Iran and launched by Yemen's Houthis at the airport in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Iran has demanded that "parts of the missile be delivered to Iran" for examination.

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