Government: Iran still smuggles weapons to Houthis
12/7/2019 8:29:00 PM
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Alsahwa Net- Muammar Al-Eryani, Minister of Information, said on Friday that recent interception of an Iranian arms shipment heading to the Houthis in Yemen confirms Iran’s continuation of smuggling weapons to Yemen.
Navy of the United States of America said last Wednesday that it confiscated Iranian made missile parts that were bound for the Yemen’s Houthis rebels.
The shipment was seized last Wednesday from board of a boat sailing in the Arabian Sea.
The seized missile parts were kept in hands of the US naval forces, but the crew members were transferred to the Yemen’s Coast Guard Forces.
Al-Eryani said that the incident proves that Iran continues sending weapons for killing the Yemenis, targeting Yemen’s neighboring countries, threatening maritime navigation routes and harming regional and international security.
“The international community must be aware that that Iran continues to smuggle weapons to the Houthis who is developing their military capabilities that rely on Iranian-made missiles and drones,” Al-Eryani wrote on his Twitter account.
He said that continuation of weapon smuggling disagrees with what the Houthis promote on willingness to peace and de-escalation.
“The Iranian arms shipment refutes Houthis’ claims of desire for peace, which is merely a political maneuver to gain more time and replenish human and weapons losses and to try to change the military situation and the balance of power on the ground,” said Al-Eryani.
He called on the International community, the United Nations (UN), and UN Security Council (UNSC) to save the Yemeni people from the Iranian interference and to take firm measures to stop Iran’s smuggling of weapons to Houthis.
He added that weapons smuggling to Yemen violates all international laws and the UN resolutions on Yemen particularly the resolution No. 2216.