Lawmaker: US political play with missile parts ridiculous
Tehran, The US move in attributing some missile parts to Iran is a ridiculous political political play, a senior Iranian lawmaker said on Friday.
'Recently the US has displayed parts of missiles claiming that Iran has provided them for the Yemeni movement, Ansarollah,' Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Alaeddin Boroujerdi told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Friday.
'We dismiss the move as a ridiculous political play that is performed with two purposes,' he said.
The Iranian lawmaker argued that the first goal of the US President Donald Trump by such a move was to put Iran's missile capability under the spotlight.
'Trump is trying to lay ground for intervening the issue that is a red line of the Islamic Republic of Iran for sure.'
'Secondly, they are trying to cover up the Saudi Arabia's numerous crimes,' Boroujerdi said.
With the move, the US is distracting the public opinion from the crimes to a hypothetical and unreal missile that it contributes to Iran, the Iranian parliament member said.
The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hosted a lunch on Monday at the White House, attended by Trump, at which she displayed parts of the missile allegedly manufactured by Iran to her counterparts in the UN Security Council.
She had earlier showcased some pieces of missile and weapons claiming that Tehran has violated the UN Security Council's resolutions by sending the missile to Yemeni Ansarollah forces.
Her evidences have been rejected by officials of the US Defense Department in a New York Times report.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA