Some Arab Officials Accuse Iran to Justify Their Destructive Policies: Spokesman
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari dismissed as baseless the claims made by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against Iran and said the Arab country is trying to justify its move to “massacre Yemen’s defenseless people” through accusing the Islamic Republic.
“Such feeble and irrational arguments cannot justify the destruction of a defenseless country’s infrastructure and deliberate massacre of thousands of innocent and oppressed Yemeni civilians,” Jaberi Ansari said in a statement on Monday night.
He made the remarks in response to Emirati Foreign Minister Anwar Mohammed Gargash who has said the Saudi-led coalition’s military attacks on Yemen was, among other things, meant “to send a strong message to Iran that the Arab world’s stance is unified in this regard.”
“Unfortunately, some officials of neighboring Arab countries find no way to justify their wrong and destructive policies other than to accuse the Islamic Republic,” the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said in reply.
“They wrongly assume that their Iranophobia policy can still deceive the international community and the people of the region into overlooking the obvious facts regarding the main sources of warmongering and extremism,” Jaberi Ansari added.
The remarks came as Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by the Saudi regime for months.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies, including the UAE, began to launch deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
According to Yemeni health ministry, the death toll from the Saudi-led war so far has reached more than 6,000 people, including 1,277 children and 1,041 women.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies began to launch deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The aerial strikes have targeted dozens of hospitals and ambulances.