Rouhani Responds to Saudi Allegations of Arming Ansarullah in Yemen




The Iranian leader has commented on the Yemeni Ansarullah’s attack targeting Saudi Arabia, as well as Tehran’s relations with Riyadh.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has threatened Riyadh of Iran’s “might,” adding, “People more powerful than you have been unable to do anything against the Iranian people.”

According to Rouhani, Yemeni Ansarullah’s missile attack targeting Saudi Arabia was a “reaction to aggression.”

“How should the Yemeni people react to bombardment of their country. So they are not allowed to use their own weapons? You stop the bombardment first and see if the Yemenis would not do the same,” Rouhani said.

The Iranian leader has also called Saudi Arabia belief in Iran being its “enemy,” while considering the US and Israel its “friends” a “strategic mistake.”

“The United States and their allies have mobilized all their capabilities against us and achieved nothing,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

The Iranian leader’s statement comes several days after the Ansarullah movement launched a long-range missile targeting King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, prompting Saudi-led coalition to call the attack an “act of war” and hold Tehran of arming the Yemeni revolution, a claim repeatedly denied by the Islamic Republic and the Ansarullah movement as well.

Most recently, Iran has commented on a claim by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who had accused Tehran for alleged arms supplies to Ansarullah, calling the allegations “contrary to reality.”

Yemen has been subjected to a three-long war launched by the Saudi-led coalition in order to reinstall an ousted and resigned Saudi-backed president, Hadi, into power.

Source: Sputnik