Iran takes a swing at US claims of sending missile fuel to Yemen
Iran’s Permanent Mission to the UN confirms that claims about Iran’s violation of the UN Security Council resolution on Yemen have never been proven.
Claims by the US that Iran is behind the dispatch of missile fuel to Yemen have been rejected and shut down by the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations.
According to a spokesperson for the US Navy’s 5th Fleet in West Asia, as cited by AP, 70 tons of a missile fuel component were discovered by the US Navy concealed among fertilizer stock bags on a ship bound for Yemen from Iran.
In response, Iran’s Permanent Mission to the UN wrote to AP, renouncing the claims about Iran’s violation of the UN Security Council resolution on Yemen, stressing that they have never been proven.
The Mission further reiterated that Iran has always been faithful to the US Resolution 2216 on the arms embargo on Yemen, which Iran hasn't taken measures against.
Tehran, it continued, is actively cooperating with a committee responsible for overseeing the resolution.
Iran’s Permanent Mission makes all-out efforts to help peace talks alongside the revival of the ceasefire to be established soon among the Yemeni groups.
During a meeting in September with the spokesperson for Yemen's Ansar Allah Movement Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs hoped that the current ceasefire in Yemen would lead to an unconditional full-fledged ceasefire throughout the Arab country and would be a prelude to political dialogue in the country.
For his part, the Yemeni official appreciated Iran's political and humanitarian support for the Yemeni people. Abdul-Salam presented a report on the implementation of the ceasefire agreement in Yemen and the perspectives on developments in the country, and he reiterated that lifting the siege and committing to the cessation of hostilities by the other side are needed for the ceasefire to remain in place.