A special aide to Iranian parliament speaker has called the recent anti-Iran statements by the US envoy to the UN a “political scandal” for Washington.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the US has been providing Saudi Arabia with military information and equipment since the beginning of the Yemen war launched by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
“The US officials, even under previous administration, have been overtly announcing their support for the Saudi war on Yemen,” he was quoted as saying in a Farsi report by IRIB News Agency.
The Iranian official underlined Yemen crisis can be resolved only through a political solution.
“This means that the US and Saudi Arabia can no longer sell such worn-out shows to anyone in the world,” he said, adding today Ansarullah Movement and its allies in Yemen are working in the best possible condition to legally defend their country and stand against the military attacks of the occupying powers.
“By playing the blame game and working towards military solutions, the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE cannot anymore impose their will on the Yemenis because the crisis in Yemen crisis cannot be resolved through such mechanisms.”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran declares in a loud voice that a political solution based on wisdom is the only key to overcome the Yemen and Bahrain crises,” he added.
He also expressed regret that the carnage in Yemen has been underway over the past three years with the US weapons and full support of the “illegal regime of Israel”.
“During our diplomatic talks in the UN, an official with the world body informed us that in Yemen, most Yemeni factions, even some tribal groups, have managed to achieve missile technologies,” he added.
Earlier, other Iranian officials had blamed the US envoy to the UN for his anti-Iran rhetoric.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to the move in a tweet that said, “When I was based at the UN, I saw this show and what it begat….”
Meanwhile, Iran’s envoy to the United Nations strongly rejected the anti-Iran allegations raised by the US ambassador to the UN, denouncing the US’ destructive, provocative and irresponsible role.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley showed a missile wreckage during her Thursday speech claiming that the missile is of Iranian origin. She presented that as “indisputable” evidence of Iran’s UN resolution-violating actions in the Middle East.
US military officials have previously said that Iran has supplied missiles to Houthi rebels, including a missile fired into Saudi Arabia that targeted Riyadh in November. But the UN secretary-general’s latest report said experts are still “examining all information and material available from missiles fired at Saudi Arabia, but have not yet confirmed them to be Iranian-made.”
The claims come as the US provides aerial refueling support to aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Ansarullah Movement in Yemen. The US military also provides Saudi Arabia with intelligence sharing in Yemen.
In an attempt to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen and reinstate a staunch ally Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Saudi rulers have been carrying out an aerial military campaign since 2015 which has to date claimed well above 13,000 lives.