Iran denies providing Houthi rebels with ballistic missiles

Israel National News reports: “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Tuesday denied Saudi Arabian accusations that Tehran provided the Houthi rebels in Yemen with ballistic capabilities, a day after Saudi Arabia threatened retaliation against the Islamic Republic for a barrage of missiles fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen.

‘Everyone knows that all routes to send arms to Yemen are blocked,’ political deputy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Crops (IRGC), Brigadier General Yadollah Javani said, according to Reuters.

‘Yemenis have reached the capability to produce their own defensive weapons including missiles; an achievement that has been inconceivable to Saudis,’ he added.

The Foreign Ministry in Tehran likewise rejected the Saudi claims.

‘These war-mongering and irresponsible remarks can be followed up legally at the international level,’ said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi in a statement quoted by AFP…”

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