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Iranian FM Zarif dismisses US anti-Iran allegations

Politics - Iranian Foreign Minister in a message rejected US accusations against Iran on arming the Houthis in Yemen.

“A while ago US showed a Saudi-supplied Iranian missile intact. They must've been told a missile destroyed by a Patriot does not land fully assembled. So now US shows UNSC missile fragments w/ Iranian Standard Institute logo, as on our foodstuffs. Try fabricating 'evidence' again,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a Twitter message released on Tuesday.

The US envoy to UN Nikki Haley on Dec 14, 2017 appeared standing before what she claimed was debris of an Iranian-origin missile shipped to Yemen and then fired to Saudi Arabia.

Iran's UN envoy, Gholamali Khoshrooo rejected the charges and said that Tehran's stance vis-à-vis Yemen is dialogue and peace and opposing bombarding the country which is facing a humanitarian crisis and is in dire need of aid.

In the US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia last May, his first foreign trip since he took office, an arms deal worth 460 billion dollars was signed by the two countries to sell US weaponry to Saudi Arabia.

 

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