Commander dimisses US claims on Iran supplying Yemen with missiles

IRNA – IRGC Commander Major-General Mohammad-Ali Jafari on Sunday dismissed claims by US President Donald Trump about Iran supplying missiles to Yemen.

‘Mr. Trump has uttered a lot of wrong baseless remarks, including many accusations against Iran, the recent one is one of them,’ the commander told reporters on the sidelines of the commemoration service of the late father of IRGC Quds Force Commander Major-General Qasem Soleimani.

‘We are not basically capable of transferring missiles to Yemen,’ Jafari said, adding that the missiles belong to the Yemenis themselves that their range has been increased to take revenge the blood of their martyrs.

Asked to comment about remarks by Lebanon’s prime minister Saad Hariri who has said his resignation was caused by what Hariri called Iran’s interference in the region, Jafari said: ‘The message of a resignation which was announced in Riyadh is clear. He was a Saudi servant who has been ordered to do so by the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia hoping to disrupt Lebanon’s domestic affairs.’