Iran Dismisses US Allegation of Role in Red Sea Incidents

Iran Dismisses US Allegation of Role in Red Sea Incidents

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian UN envoy hit back at the US for attacking Yemen, upsetting regional security and then accusing Iran of involvement in the Red Sea incidents.

In a letter to the president of the UN Security Council, Saeed Iravani lashed out at the representative of the US for misusing the Security Council platform to advance Washington’s short-sighted political agenda by spreading misinformation and baseless accusations against Iran regarding the situation in Yemen and the Red Sea.

“Iran categorically rejects these baseless allegations, viewing them as a pretext used by the United States to justify and legitimize its illegal actions and military aggression against Yemen. As reiterated in our letter dated 15 January 2024, Iran remains committed to its adherence to Security Council Resolutions 2140 (2014) and 2216 (2015) and has not engaged in any activities in contravention of these resolutions, including the sale or transfer of arms or weaponry systems,” the Iranian envoy wrote in the letter.

“Moreover, Iran consistently advocates for the peaceful resolution of the Yemen crisis through diplomatic channels and underscores its dedication to maritime security and freedom of navigation,” he added.

“Once again, Iran unequivocally condemns the US and UK's military aggression and unlawful use of force in Yemen, which flagrantly violates Yemen's sovereignty and territorial integrity, international law, the UN Charter, and relevant Security Council resolutions, posing a serious threat to regional peace and stability,” Iravani noted.

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