Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected the US accusation that Tehran violated the UN Security Council resolutions on Yemen, describing the allegations as ‘politically-motivated’.
In a statement on Saturday, Qassemi blasted the recent White House statement concerning Saudi Arabia’s political gesture and move to open a port and an airport to allow international aid to reach Yemen.
He also dismissed Washington’s accusation that Iran has violated resolutions by the UN Security Council, saying, “The Islamic Republic of Iran spares no effort to echo to all people and circles around the world the Yemeni people’s chants of justice-seeking and of expressing their [being subject to] oppression.”
“We have announced, time and again, and on different occasions that the Islamic Republic of Iran has no military links with Yemen, and that the country’s defence and missile capabilities are completely a domestic issue which is related to that country only,” said the spokesman.
“In a politically motivated and targeted move, and by levelling utterly baseless and false accusations against Iran, the US is trying, as always, to deflect the attention of people and the international community from the inhumane crimes committed by the coalition of aggressors against Yemen, and instead of asking Saudi Arabia to put an end to its bombardment of civilian targets and killing innocent and defenceless people in Yemen, openly says it supports this country in continuing its heinous crimes,” said Qassemi.
“Undoubtedly, the White House statement overtly proves the United States’ complicity in, and responsibility towards Saudi Arabia’s crimes against Yemen,” said the spokesman.
“As the Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly announced, it welcomes any initiative that would [help] send humanitarian aid to Yemen and alleviate the sufferings of the people of this country,” he added.