Iran Rejects US Allegation on Sending Missiles to Yemen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi vehemently denied US allegations that a missile recently used by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement to destroy a UAE military vessel was made by the Islamic Republic.
In a statement released late on Tuesday, Qassemi emphasized that the Americans had better avoid accusing others and diverting attentions from their own “heavy dossier” on the supply of arms to invaders of Yemen.
He further said the allegations against Iran have been made as US planes and weapons are being used to kill thousands of innocent people and destroy hospitals and schools in Yemen.
Earlier on Saturday, Yemeni forces targeted and destroyed the Emirati military vessel in a rocket attack near the Red Sea port city of Mokha.
The developments came as Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition led by the Saudi regime for more than 18 months but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been launching 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.
Nearly 10,000 Yemenis, including 4,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.