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Iranian officer rejects Saudi allegation of supplying missiles to Houthis

Government forces attack positions of Houthis and pro- Saleh during an operation in Taiz province, Yemen on April 6, 2017 [Abdulnasser Alseddik/Anadolu Agency]
Government forces attack positions of Houthis during an operation in Taiz province, Yemen on April 6, 2017 [Abdulnasser Alseddik/Anadolu Agency]

A senior political officer with Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps denied on Saudi allegations Tuesday that Tehran has supplied Houthi rebels in Yemen with ballistic missiles which they have used against the Kingdom.

"The Saudi claims aim to divert public opinion from the atrocities they commit in Yemen," insisted Yadollah Javani. "The Saudis have committed large-scale atrocities and attacked the oppressed nation of Yemen during the past two to three years with the help of the Americans, the Zionists and some reactionary regional states."

The Revolutionary Guards Corps officer stressed that Saudi Arabia has imposed a total siege on the oppressed people of Yemen. Hence, he said, as everyone knows, there is no way to send arms to the country.

"The reality is that the entire Yemeni people are standing up to Saudi Arabia," explained Javani, "and these people — based on their internal capabilities — have managed to acquire defensive power, including missile capabilities."

Saudi Arabia accused Iran on Monday of supplying the Houthis with ballistic missiles which the Yemeni rebels fired against the Kingdom on Sunday.

Read: Saudi Arabia to unveil evidence Iran is arming the Houthis

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