US Missile Claims Rooted in Washington’s Policy Failures in Region: Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US claims that the Islamic Republic has provided missile support for Yemen is just another “futile effort” which has its roots in Washington’s repeated failures in its foreign policy, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.
"The current efforts follow previous shows by the US and its envoy to the UN. It comes after the US suffered repeated failures in its foreign policy. This is Washington's new propaganda and part of a new psychological warfare against the Islamic Republic of Iran," Qassemi told Press TV on Monday.
"It is just another futile effort which will not do the US any good at the end of the day," he added.
The comments were made after the US President Donald Trump addressed a lunch meeting with members of the United Nations Security Council, accusing Iran once again of destabilizing the Middle East and providing Yemen’s Houthi fighters with ballistic missiles.
On December 14, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley presented what she claimed to be "undeniable" evidence, including the allegedly recovered pieces of a Yemeni missile, saying it proved that Iran was violating international law by giving missiles to the Houthi fighters. The Houthis have been fighting back a Saudi-led aggression with allied Yemeni army troops and tribal fighters since March 2015.
A few days later, she said that the UN Security Council could strengthen the provisions in Resolution 2231, which was approved in July 2015 to endorse the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, or adopt a new resolution banning Tehran from all activities related to ballistic missiles.