U.S. to Fail in Anti-Iran Puppetry
TEHRAN - A senior Iranian official rejects unfounded US accusations about the Islamic Republic providing Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters with ballistic missiles, saying Washington will never achieve any success in its “puppetry” against Tehran.
“They [U.S. officials] directly accuse Iran of meddling in Yemen while they are indirectly denying the bravery, resistance and self-sacrifice of the Yemeni nation,” Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, said in an interview.
On December 14, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley presented what she claimed to be “undeniable” evidence, including the allegedly recovered pieces of a Yemeni missile, saying it proved that Iran was violating international law by giving missiles to the Houthi Ansarullah movement. The Houthis have been fighting back a Saudi-led aggression with allied Yemeni army troops and tribal fighters since March 2015.
Velayati said the Yemeni people have so far succeeded in defeating the Saudi-led coalition and the United Arab Emirates.
This is the reason why those who are conducting acts of aggression in Yemen have no option but to accuse other countries like Iran, the senior Iranian official pointed out.
He said the U.S., Saudi Arabia and the UAE would fail to solve any problem through leveling such accusations.
“If Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates continue their unwise policy, Yemen will turn into a quagmire, like Vietnam, for the U.S.,” Velayati warned.
He said Iran would continue its support for popular freedom movements in the region and would never hesitate in this regard even for a moment.
Velayati made the remarks a day after Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi said U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to demonize Iran by accusing the Islamic Republic of supplying ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters was futile and an example of “beating the air.”