Iran Urges Saudi Arabia to End Yemen War, Engage in Dialogue

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"These war-mongering and irresponsible remarks can be followed up legally at the worldwide level", said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi in a statement quoted by AFP.

It has always been believed that Iran is planning to use the Houthis to take over Yemen and seize the key strategic port of Aden, which controls the entrance to the Red Sea and ultimately to the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

Qassemi rejected the claims and said, "Undoubtedly, these warmongering and irresponsible remarks are open to legal and global prosecution". "The reality is that the Saudis and their allies have faced only the Yemeni people's resistance and experienced a disgraceful defeat".

Saudi rulers were expected at least to learn their lesson from the military aggression against the Yemeni people and give up their "delusion of grandiosity" and also to realize that they "cannot generate power and security by relying on arms purchases and costly and imported security", he pointed out.

Seventy eight percent of 104 ballistic missiles that have been launched on Saudi Arabia, including Mecca and Riyadh, come from Yemen's Saadah and north of Amran, said Maliki.

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European Union envoys discussed possible sanctions on the basis of last week's meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels, who agreed that Iran needed to be held to account for its role in Syria's seven-year war, even while upholding the Iran nuclear accord.

The Saudi air force intercepted some of the missiles over the northeastern part of the capital Riyadh late on Sunday night, Saudi state television said. At that time, the president called for US-EU sanctions that would demand swifter and broader access for United Nations nuclear inspectors to Tehran's military sites and an extension of limits on its uranium-enrichment program, in addition to the ballistic-missile actions.

Britain is the third largest humanitarian donor to Yemen.

The Iranian spokesman made the remarks in response to a joint statement by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt earlier in the day, in which the two urged Iran to stop sending weapons to the Houthis. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country's infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.

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