Spokesman’s Reaction to US Officials’ Comments on Yemen Drone Attacks
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi has reacted to remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a US senator regarding the recent Yemeni drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
“It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of war alive in the region by repeatedly launching aggression against Yemen and committing different types of war crimes, and the Yemenis have also shown that they are standing up to war and aggression,” Mousavi said in a Sunday statement.
“Such accusations as well as blind and futile comments are pointless and not understandable within the framework of diplomacy,” he said.
“In international relations, even ‘animosity’ must have some minimum requirements and logical frameworks to be believable, but US official have ignored even these minimum requirements,” the spokesman added.
“Such comments and actions are more like planning by secret and intelligence services to tarnish the image of a country in order to set the scene for future moves,” he said.
“The Americans adopted the ‘maximum pressure’ policy against Iran, which, due to its failure, is leaning towards ‘maximum lies’,” he added.
The spokesman concluded by saying that the only way to establish tranquillity in the region and put an end to the useless crisis in Yemen is to halt attacks and aggression by the Saudi-led coalition, stop Western countries’ political and arms support for the aggressors, and make efforts to work out political solutions.