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Yemen Govt Slams Iran's Role in Undermining Truce

Yemen Govt Slams Iran's Role in Undermining Truce

Sunday, 14 August, 2022 - 06:15
A general view shows a neighborhood with sky overcast by thick clouds in Sanaa, Yemen, 11 August 2022. (EPA)

The legitimate Yemeni government slammed Tehran’s role in undermining the nationwide truce after a Houthi cell was busted for smuggling weapons from Iran.

It condemned Tehran for its support to the Houthi militias, saying the smuggling of arms undermines the UN-sponsored truce that has been extended twice since coming into effect in April.

Information Minister Moammar al-Eyrani revealed that a Houthi cell has confessed to smuggling weapons from Iran to Yemen’s Hodeidah port.

The four-member cell was busted by the Joint Forces on the West coast.

The smuggling is overseen by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, revealed the detainees.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Eryani said the confessions “confirm Iran’s continued armament of the Houthis in flagrant violation and defiance of international law and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.”

The smuggling confirms “Iran’s role in undermining peace and its use of the militias a means to kill Yemenis, destabilize Yemen, spread chaos and terrorism in the region and threaten international interests,” he added.

He called on the international community, UN and permanent members of the Security Council to carry out their legal duties and issue a clear condemnation of the Iranian’s regime’s destabilizing policies.

“They must exert real pressure to end Iran’s meddling in Yemeni affairs and its smuggling of weapons to the terrorist Houthis,” he demanded.

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