No Weapons Delivery to Yemen’s Houthi Forces
Iran once again dismissed the allegation that it provides missiles to Yemen’s Houthi forces, saying such claims have no basis in fact.
“Iran’s missile program is for defensive and deterrent [purposes] and claims about the dispatch of missiles to Yemen despite the all-out blockade on this country are lies and a foolish scenario designed to exonerate the aggressors,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Tuesday, Press TV reported.
He said Britain and France have expressed concern over Iran’s defensive missile program without providing any reason or wise justification. A group of so-called independent United Nations experts monitoring the sanctions on Yemen reported to the Security Council in January that it had “identified missile remnants, related military equipment and military unmanned aerial vehicles that are of Iranian origin and were brought into Yemen after the imposition of the targeted arms embargo.”
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in a statement on Monday called on Iran to stop taking actions which could lead to further escalation of the Yemeni conflict.