Feb 02, 2018 14:11 UTC
  • US missile show ridiculous political spectacle: Boroujerdi

A senior Iranian lawmaker says US accusations about the Islamic Republic providing Yemen’s Ansarullah movement with ballistic missiles are just a political and ridiculous show.

"The US move to display the missiles and attribute them to Iran is a political and ridiculous show…which follows two purposes," Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi told IRNA on Friday.

Boroujerdi said US President Donald Trump aims to undermine the Islamic Republic's missile capabilities and prepare the ground for involvement in the issue which "is definitely a red line for the Islamic Republic of Iran."

"They [the US] also seeks to put a lid on Saudi Arabia's massive crimes [in Yemen]," the Iranian legislator said.

The US made the missile claims against Iran to distract the world public opinion from Saudi Arabia's brutal killing of tens of thousands of innocent people in Yemen, he said.