Iran Dismisses Allegation of Arms Delivery to Yemen

Bahram Ghasemi

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday denied the allegation made by his British counterpart that Tehran sends arms to Yemen.

Bahram Qassemi dismissed the accusation as an “outright lie”, stressing that Iran’s principled policy is pursuing regional stability and security.

He also recommended British officials to respect the will of people in the region and refrain from escalatory moves instead of distorting the truth and misusing regional conflicts.

Qassemi further criticized foreign countries’ military presence in the region, which he said has caused instability and led to the growth of extremism and terrorism.

“The regional countries are able to deal with crises and unrests by resorting to dialogue, closer interaction and pursuing the policies of good neighborliness, mutual respect and (respect for) sovereignty of countries, without the meddling of other trans-regional countries,” he added.