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Iran: White House Statement Reveals US Complicity in Saudi Crimes against Yemen

Yamanyoon- 26 Nov 2017

 Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed the anti-Iran White House statement, and said the US support for Saudi Arabia’s crimes in Yemen shows Washington’s complicity in the Riyadh government’s atrocities in its neighboring country.

“Without a doubt the White House’s statement shows and proves the US’ responsibly in Saudi Arabia’s crimes against Yemen,” Qassemi said.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman made the remarks on Sunday while rejecting the US’ allegations in a White House statement that Tehran has violated a UN Security Council resolution.

The White House in its statement which hailed Saudi Arabia’s reopening of Yemen’s Sana’a airport and the port city of Hudaydah.

The statement also claimed that Iran was in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 2216 and 2231 by supporting Yemen’s Ansarullah forces.

Qassemi stressed that Iran had no military ties with Yemen and that Sana’a’s missile capabilities were a domestic issue.

“On multiple occasions we have announced that Iran has no military ties with Yemen and that the country’s defense and missile capabilities is solely an internal issue,” he noted.

The ports of Sana’a and Hudaydah were reopened for the first time after November 6, Saudi Arabia announced that it was shutting down Yemen’s air, sea, and land borders, after Yemeni fighters targeted an international airport near the Saudi capital, Riyadh, with a cruise missile.

Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush Yemeni people and reinstate former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime, which has failed to fulfill the objectives of its campaign.

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