Iran: ‘Houthis weapons come from their enemy
Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that the so-called Houthis, main part of Yemeni army forces , has weapons belonging to the late Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, with Saudi funding, and that they have developed these weapons, enabling them to strike oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.
This came in an interview with the American TV network CBS, on Sunday, during which Zarif said: “The Houthis obtained weapons from the late Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, which he had bought using Saudi funds during his long rule.”
On the other hand, Zarif stressed that “Saudi Arabia did not provide any evidence of Iran’s involvement in the attack that targeted two Saudi Aramco oil refineries in its eastern regions,” .
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.