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Iran blasts Kerry for saying it supports rebels in Yemen

Iran on Friday denied American accusations it has delivered missiles to Yemeni rebels, retorting it was U.S. support for a Saudi-led coalition backing the government that had prolonged the conflict,AFP reported.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the comments by Secretary of State John Kerry on a visit to Saudi Arabia on Thursday were "completely baseless".

"Iran has repeatedly said that Iranian military power will never be a threat to any country and is merely for defense purposes," Zarif said in a statement on the ministry's website and quoted by AFP.

"The U.S. administration with such remarks is itself becoming a partner in the child killings and war crimes committed by the Saudi regime against the innocent people of Yemen,” he charged.
"Undoubtedly, Mr. Kerry knows better than others that the Saudi government in the past year and half has consistently and seriously blocked all efforts made to establish a ceasefire in Yemen," added Zarif. READ MORE