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