TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson dismissed the allegations made by US secretary of state that Tehran was encouraging Houthis to dishonor a Yemen peace deal, hitting back at Washington for supporting the military aggression against Yemen.
In a statement on Tuesday, Abbas Mousavi described US State Secretary Mike Pompeo’s anti-Iran accusations as an “escape forward” and part of a blame game aimed at covering up the Saudi-UAE coalition’s crimes in Yemen and their efforts to stonewall and hamper the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.
“Reports indicate that the National Salvation government in Sana’a has cooperated with the United Nation’s special envoy and is prepared to implement the Stockholm Agreement. The reports also reveal the other sides’ efforts to hamper the implementation of the agreement,” he said.
Mousavi then underlined the positive role of Iran in achieving the Stockholm Agreement last year, saying it is better for the US, as the supporter of the crimes committed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in Yemen, to urge the aggressors of Yemen to stop hampering the agreement and remain faithful to their pledges instead of levelling unfounded accusations against others.
Pompeo accused Iran on Monday of instructing Yemen’s Houthis to reject political process in the war- torn country, IFP reported.
“The Houthis continue to refuse to comply with the agreements that they signed up for in Stockholm, Sweden, they refuse to withdraw from the port of Hudaydah … this is because Iran has chosen to direct them to do that”, Pompeo claimed at an event in Washington.