Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani condemned the statements made by Iranian officials regarding their intention to supply weapons to the Houthi militia, in conjunction with their announcement of the end of the ban on importing and exporting weapons next Sunday, corresponding to October 18.
In a statement to the Yemeni News Agency (Saba), the Minister of Information stated that the statements of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about the end of the arms embargo and the intention to sell it to whomever he wants, in conjunction with the statements of a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee in the Iranian parliament, Abu al-Fadl Hassan Beki, about an intention to sell weapons to the Houthi militia, an indication Dangerous about the Iranian trends to escalate the conflict in the region.
Al-Eryani pointed out that this official announcement is a clear confirmation of the Iranian regime’s intentions to send weapons and publicly export expertise and manufacturing technology to the Houthi militia, after it has been involved for years in managing smuggling activities, in blatant violation of UN Security Council resolutions on the arms embargo on the militia, and a blatant challenge to the will of the international community.
Al-Eryani warned of the dangerous consequences of these provocative statements and any Iranian steps to export weapons to the Houthi militia to escalate the conflict and undermine political solutions to the Yemeni crisis, and the growth of subversive and terrorist activities that undermine the security and stability of Yemen and the region and the movement of commercial ships and international shipping lines.
Al-Eryani called on the international community, in the forefront of the permanent members of the Security Council, to fulfill their legal responsibilities in stopping Iran’s subversive policies in Yemen and the region, extending the Iranian arms embargo, and stopping all forms of support provided by Iran to the Houthi militia in implementation of Security Council resolutions, foremost of which is Resolution 2216.