Tehran (ISNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh stressed on Wednesday that Americans should be held accountable for six years of crimes in Yemen. They cannot act as a claimant and make baseless accusations against others.
Khatibzadeh made the remarks in reaction to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken statement accusing Iran of escalating tensions in Yemen.
“Knowing that their inhumane approach against the resistant Yemeni nation has failed, aggressors and enemies of Yemeni people – who have killed innocent Yemeni nation during the past six years and destroyed resources and infrastructure of this great country and earned profits from trading of lives and selling arms to the Saudi coalition – are seeking to divert the public’s attention and deny their crimes through projections, while the historic memory of the Yemeni nation and the world will never forget their crimes and they will remain infamous in history,” he said.
“The new US administration’s claim of efforts to end the war in Yemen comes as we have not witnessed any practical step to halt Saudi coalition aggression and this administration is continuing the wrong approach of former administration in making baseless allegations and neglecting realities of Yemen and American officials’ claims for the establishment of peace in Yemen have remained in words and they have just seen few ‘political maneuvers’ in this regard,” Khatibzade emphasized.
“Iran’s stances have been clear from the start of the Yemeni war and we have always stressed that there is no military solution for the Yemeni crisis. In this regard, Tehran offered a four-article solution from the onset of the war and the approach is still valid as a fundamental solution. The Islamic Republic of Iran is using all capacities to follow the UN efforts over establishing peace in Yemen and supporting any attempt to end aggression against the Yemeni people,” he went on to say.
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