Iran’s defence chief has urged that parts of the missile which the US claims was supplied by Iran to Yemen should be handed over to Tehran for further investigation.
“Iranian technicians are studying the claim made by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley that Iran supplied Yemen’s Ansarullah [movement] with weapons,” said Iran’s Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.
According to a report by the Persian-language Tasnim News Agency, he said the Iranian defence apparatus has filed a complaint, “so that we can complain to the UN in this regard for transparency.”
“The enemies of the Islamic Republic can make any claim, but now that the complaint is filed, the Islamic Republic demands a part of those missiles be handed over to Iran, so that Iran can study it and announce its final viewpoint,” he noted.
He said Iran cannot respond to Haley’s claim from a distance and without having reviewed it first.
“So, Iran’s complaint will soon be referred to the UN in the form of a request,” the defence chief said.