U.S. Ev­i­dence of Ira­nian-Made Mis­sile Sparks Ridicule

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TEHRAN (PressTV) - Pic­tures of pur­ported mis­sile frag­ments pre­sented by the United States as “ev­i­dence” that Ira­nian-made mis­siles were used by Ye­men have sparked wide­spread ridicule on so­cial me­dia, with Ira­nian For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif of­fer­ing his own com­i­cally amus­ing take on the images.

On De­cem­ber 14, 2017, US Am­bas­sador to the UN Nikki Ha­ley pre­sented a charred tube and other ma­te­rial that she claimed were from an Ira­nian-made bal­lis­tic mis­sile fired from Ye­men at the King Khalid In­ter­na­tional Air­port near the Saudi cap­i­tal, Riyadh, on Novem­ber 4. She claimed that that “ev­i­dence” proved Iran’s vi­o­la­tion of United Na­tions res­o­lu­tions ban­ning the trans­fer of weapons to the Houthi An­sarul­lah fighters.

Both Iran and the Houthis have de­nied that the mis­sile fired was Ira­nian.

The U.S. has not stopped mak­ing that far-fetched pitch, how­ever. On Mon­day, the U.S. hosted UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil en­voys to view the pur­ported mis­sile parts.

In a post on his own of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count on Tues­day, For­eign Min­is­ter Zarif used the pic­ture used by U.S. of­fi­cial next to one of a packet of Ira­nian-made cheese puffs with the same ISIRI logo.

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.

Zarif posted an­other tweet later, ridi­cul­ing the U.S. for its botched fab­ri­ca­tion.

And an­other one: “Mr Am­bas­sador, how cheap and child­ish so called ev­i­dence!!! Do you re­ally think if Ira­ni­ans were to ship mis­sile parts to Ye­men they would mark it with “Made In Iran” ???? come on... not good com­ing from a high rank­ing

UK of­fi­cial.”

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