Dec 15, 2017, 1:41 PM
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Zarif slams US for selling arms to kill civilians

Tehran, Dec 15, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted the US for providing its allies with weapons to kill civilians, saying that Iran has advocated peace and dialogue in Yemen.

'While #Iran has been calling for ceasefire, aid and dialogue in #Yemen from day 1, US has sold weapons enabling its allies to kill civilians and impose famine. No amount of alternative facts or alternative evidence covers up US complicity in war crimes,' Zarif twitted on his account on Friday.

The US envoy to UN Nikki Haley on Thursday appeared standing before what she claimed was debris of an Iranian-origin missile shipped to Yemen and then fired to Saudi Arabia.

Iran's UN envoy, Gholamali Khoshrooo rejected the charges and said that Tehran's stance vis-à-vis Yemen is dialogue and peace and opposing bombarding the country which is witnessing a humanitarian crisis and is in dire need of humanitarian aid.

In US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia last May, first foreign trip since he took office, an arms deal worth of 460 billion dollars was signed by the two countries to sell weaponry from the US.


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