Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 1
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
An informed source in Iran's foreign ministry has rejected reports about sending a weapon shipment to Yemeni Houthi rebels, the Islamic Republic's semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Saudi-led coalition forces said on Sept. 30 that they had seized an Iranian fishing boat loaded with weapons on its way to deliver them to Houthi fighters.
Meanwhile the Iranian source called the claim psychological warfare. The Saudi-led coalition is trying to divert public opinion from the Mecca tragedy by putting out misinformation, the source said.
The Iranian source further added that these baseless claims do not justify the coalition's invasion of Yemen.
Tehran is following up the situation of the seized fishing boat, the source underlined.
The Saudi-led coalition, which includes Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, has been battling the Iranian-backed Houthis group for more than six months to oust the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthis, who have taken most of the country and forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia accuses the Islamic Republic of providing military support to the Yemeni Shiite rebels, something that Tehran denies.
Edited by CN
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