TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the Saudi and British foreign ministers are trying to cover up their countries’ support for Takfiri terrorism and divert public attention by making “baseless” allegations against Tehran.
In a statement released on Sunday night, Qassemi described the recent remarks against Iran made by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in a joint press conference in Riyadh as “baseless”.
Without providing any evidence, Jubeir accused Iran of supporting terrorism and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.
He also claimed that Tehran had ties with al-Qaeda terrorists and that the group’s leaders had fled to and been living in Iran since 2001. Johnson, meanwhile, said London and Riyadh share similar stances on what he described as “the Iranian threat, particularly in Syria and Yemen.”
The allegations are an attempt to cover up the destructive role of Britain and Saudi Arabia in supporting Takfiri terrorism and divert attention from their extensive crimes against humanity in the ongoing war on Yemen, the Iranian spokesman stated.
Despite the world public opinion’s strong opposition and protests by the people of conscience across the globe against the use of British weapons in the war against the Yemeni people, statesmen in London still insist on selling their weapons to the countries involved in the aggression against Yemen and supporters of terrorists, Qassemi added.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by the Saudi regime for nearly 21 months.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Nearly 10,000 Yemenis, including 4,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.
Human rights organizations have frequently underlined that British weapons sales to Saudi Arabia are a serious violation of international law, because of the Riyadh regime’s bombing campaign against the defenseless people of Yemen.