ID : N-848 Date : 2017/12/16 - 15:45
(Persia Digest) – The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has reacted to Nikki Haley’s claims that the missile fired at Riyadh by the Houthis from Yemen was made in Iran, and stated: “The US puts a piece of Iron on display and makes obscure charges against Iran to cover up its war crimes in the region.”
Javad Zarif continued: “There is no doubt that Mrs Haley’s comments are not based on viable evidence. Even US allies have mentioned that these allegations are baseless.”
He said: “These unconvincing allegations are made to cover US crimes in our region and divert attention from the very serious and dangerous step taken by Mr Trump in recognizing Al Quds as the capital of the Zionist regime. This was, of course, considered a dangerous step both inside and outside the US and even among some Zionist supporters.”
Zarif added: “US research institutes have confirmed that US and Saudi weapons had been available to Daesh and American bombs are being used by the Saudis to kill the innocent children and elderly of the Yemen, creating a human disaster in this country.”
Earlier, Zarif has posted a tweet warning about the UN Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley’s groundless accusations about Iran, and said: “When I was based at the UN, I saw this show and what it begat…”, referring to allegations of Iraqi WMDs.