TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s UN envoy described Saudi Arabia’s anti-Iran allegations as “baseless and unfounded”, while calling for international community’s pressure on Riyadh to stop threatening other countries with the military action.
News ID: 66909
Publish Date: 08November 2017 - 10:40
Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo
made the remarks on Tuesday in a letter sent to UN Secretary General Antonio
Guterres and the President of the Security Council.
"The Government of Iran strongly condemns the baseless and
unfounded allegations made by the Saudi authorities against the Islamic
Republic of Iran and calls them destructive and provocative in clear
contradiction with article 4, paragraph 2 of the United Nations Charter, which
is the prohibition of threat or use of force in international relations,” he
"These provocative measures have no propose but to divert
public opinion away from Saudi Arabia’s criminal actions against Yemen,” Khoshroo
Iranian envoy noted that the tragic humanitarian catastrophe
has worsened in Yemen with the recent action taken by the Saudi-led coalition
to close all air, land and sea routes to Yemen more and more, especially in the
face of cholera and famine. "The international community must recognize Saudi
Arabia as responsible for all these crimes,” he added.
After more than two and a half years of blind attacks and
massacres of innocent people in Yemen, the Saudi government and its allies must
now understand that Yemen’s issue does not have a military solution, Khoshroo
underlined, adding the Islamic Republic of Iran has consistently stated that
the solution to the Yemen’s crisis is possible only through the political
process, with the participation of all Yemeni groups.
"The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has
called for peace and stability in the countries of the region and has defined
its interests in ensuring the stability of all its neighbors, especially the
Persian Gulf states,” Iran’s UN envoy asserted.
He emphasized in the letter that the Islamic Republic of
Iran once again demands restraint and rationalism, instead of provoking and
threatening, which could lead to further destabilization in the disturbed
The Houthi movement fired a missile at the King Khalid
International Airport in northeastern Riyadh on Saturday. Earlier on Tuesday,
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman alleged that Iran was involved in
supplying weapons to the Houthis, which he said "is a direct military
aggression” by Iran against Saudi Arabia, a claims strongly denied by Iranian