TEHRAN (defapress)- Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou dismissed Saudi Arabia’s allegations against Iran as baseless, and blasted the monarchy for continuing its massacre of the Yemeni civilians.
News ID: 66967
Publish Date: 12November 2017 - 15:25
"The accusation lodged against Iran are aimed at
shifting attention away from Saudi Arabia’s war of aggression against
Yemen," Khoshrou wrote in a letter to the Head of the United Nations
Security Council condemning the Saudi regime's crimes in its neighboring country.
The full text of Khoshrou’s statement is as follows:
In the name of God, the most Compassionate, the most
Upon instruction from my Government, I would like to bring
to your attention and to the attention of the Security Council the following:
Pursuant to a reported launch of a missile on 4 November
2017 from Yemen to Riyadh, the authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
including its Crown Prince and Minister of Foreign Affairs, accused the Islamic
Republic of Iran of supplying missiles to Yemen for the purpose of attacking
Saudi Arabia. Based on this unfounded assumption, they maintained that such
measures are a "direct military aggression" and an "act of
war" by Iran and threatened to respond accordingly.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, categorically rejects such
baseless and unfounded accusations and considers it as destructive, provocative
and a "threat to use of force" against a United Nations member state
in clear defiance of Article 2(4) of the UN Charter.
Such provocative statements by the Saudis are nothing but an
attempt to shift the blame and to distract attention from its war of aggression
against Yemen. However, this cannot exonerate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from
its international responsibility for committing war crimes and violating the
international humanitarian law, including further blocking humanitarian access
to an already famine-stricken Yemen. The alarming situation in Yemen will face
more deterioration as a result ofthe
recent decision made by the Saudi-led Coalition to "close all Yemeni air, sea
and land ports,” which tighten the inhumane blockade over Yemen, particularly
in the face of an unprecedented outbreak and spread of cholera and famine in
that country. Such a worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen has been rightly
described very recently by high-ranking UN officials as "the world’s worst
hunger crisis and cholera” for which Saudi Arabia and its enablers must be held
After more than two and a half years of blind attacks and
murdering of Yemeni innocent people, the Saudi and its allies should have
realized by now that there is no military solution for Yemen. Iran continues to
express its longstanding position that the only solution to the crisis in Yemen
is through an all-inclusive Yemeni-Yemeni led political settlement.
The Islamic Republic of Iran reiterates that its foreign
policy has always been based on establishing friendly relations with all of its
neighbors in the Persian Gulf and strengthening peace, security and prosperity
in the region. Iran calls for self-restraint and wisdom instead of provocation
and threat that may bring further instability to this already volatile region.
Saudi Arabia should be urged to respect the international
law, purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and refrain
from threat or use of force against other states.
I should be grateful if you could have this letter
circulated as a document of the Security Council.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest