Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile

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USA officials point to design features and markings that indicate the missiles are Iranian Qiam short-range ballistic missiles.

"While Iran has not supplied Yemen with missiles, these hyperboles are also to serve other U.S. agendas in the Middle East, including covering up for its adventurist acts in the region and its unbridled support for the Israeli regime", the statement read.

In October, Trump "decertified" the nuclear deal with Iran, meaning that he had concluded that Iran was not living up to all terms of the agreement.

In an earlier tweet late Thursday, Zarif rejected US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's remarks over the Islamic Republic's missile support for Yemen, comparing them to US claims in 2003 that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

From missiles to drones to explosive boats, illegal Iranian arms shipments to the Houthis and other proxies are stoking the fires of sectarian violence endangering civilians, the ministry said.

"Aid from Iran's Revolutionary Guard to risky militias and terror groups is increasing".

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Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back at United States claims over the Islamic Republic's missile support for Yemen. "But today we are taking an extraordinary step of presenting it here in an open setting".

Iran's top diplomat has compared a recent USA exhibition about his country's alleged growing missile threat to the rhetoric heard in the days leading up to the US invasion of Iraq, raising fears that the White House's hardline stance against Tehran could erupt into conflict. A United Nations panel of experts said it is extremely unlikely that the Houthis could manufacture such missiles on their own. Its own leaders have said it is helping the Houthis. "That's what Iran is actively supporting".

The missile was reportedly launched at Saudi Arabia last month from an area of Yemen that is controlled by Houthi rebels, an Iranian-backed Shiite group that took control of large swathes of Yemen in 2014.

Under the leadership of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, coalition airstrikes in Yemen have killed thousands of civilians, according to the United Nations, with no end to the military operations in sight. Tehran harbors deep antagonism toward the Kingdom for religious, political and ethnic reasons.Under the so-called moderate President Hassan Rouhani, Tehran continues to incite violence, support terrorism and destabilize the region to advance its hegemonic ambitions. "There is a lot more uncomfortable evidence that the global community will look at and realize how unsafe this is". It is time to forcefully counter Tehran's efforts to provide advanced missile technology to its militias, otherwise no country in the region will be outside their range.

President Trump said in October that the USA will not certify the Iran nuclear deal, and it is now up to Congress to address the deal's "serious flaws" in order to protect the American people from any threats of nuclear weapons.

He serves on the boards of the Harvard International Review, the Harvard International Relations Council and the US-Middle East Chamber for Commerce and Business.

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