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Top judge raps US allegation of Iran’s missiles in Yemen

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani denounced as a new plot the US claim that Iran has supplied missiles to Yemen, saying a total blockade that has barred even the delivery of medicine to Yemen shows that Washington’s accusation is ridiculous.

According to Tasnim news agency, addressing a meeting of Judiciary officials in Tehran on Monday, Ayatollah Amoli Larijani took a swipe at the Trump administration for raising the “ridiculous claim” that Iran has provided Yemen with missiles, describing it as part of a new American plot against Iran.

“How could the Islamic Republic of Iran send missiles to Yemen when the country has been blockaded and even the delivery of medicine has been barred,” the top judge added.

The official also hailed the massive turnout in the Sunday’s nationwide rallies marking the victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, saying such unity has thwarted all hostile measures against Iran.

In comments on Thursday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei referred to the US backing for the massacre of Yemeni people as a flagrant example of American cruelty, denouncing Washington’s silence on the daily bombardment of Yemen’s infrastructures by US allies that use American weapons.

Slamming Washington’s shameless move to accuse Iran of sending missiles to Yemen by displaying a missile debris at the UN, Ayatollah Khamenei wondered how it could be possible to send missiles to Yemen when the people of the country are under blockade.

On December 14, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley presented what she claimed to be “undeniable” evidence, including the allegedly recovered pieces of a Yemeni missile, saying it proved that Iran was violating international law by giving missiles to the Ansarullah movement.

With allied Yemeni army troops and tribal fighters, the Ansarullah forces have been fighting back a Saudi-led aggression since March 2015.