US claims on Iran arming Yemen baseless

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected the US claims on Iran dispatching weaponry to Yemen calling the remarks ‘baseless’.

Foreing Minister Zarif, who is on a LatAm tour currently, has reacted to statements by US Secretary of State John Kerry who had accused Iran of sending military equipment to Yemen, Foreign Ministry's Media Diplomacy Department reported on Friday.

While rejecting the unfounded claims, Zarif noted “with this remarks, US has engaged itself in Saudi’s inhumane child-killing war against innocent people of Yemen,” and added, “no doubt, US now has to be responsible for all the inhumane crimes.”

“Certainly Mr. Kerry knows, better than everyone, that the Saudis have tried hard to annul all efforts made for establishing ceasefire in Yemen,” underlined Zarif.

He continued “it is high time US government learned from its egregious errors in Syria and Iraq by realizing existing facts and realities.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly stated that its military power has never been a threat to any state for being purely defensive,” underscored the official.

“Mr. Kerry must be well aware of the origins and causes of the intellectual basis and political and financial resources of Takfiri terrorism which is the main threat to the region and world today,” stressed FM Zarid concluding “no doubt, the US is compounding the invalidity of its policies in the region by supporting terrorists while ignoring and neglecting realities."

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday that arms shipments from Iran to rebels in Yemen pose a threat to the United States that "cannot continue," Kerry told reporters in Jeddah, France24 reported.

"The threat potentially posed by the shipment of missiles and other sophisticated weapons into Yemen from Iran extends well beyond Yemen and is not a threat just to Saudi Arabia and... the region," has said Kerry.


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