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Iran: Guards chief rejects Trump's claim Iran behind Saudi missile02:27

Iran: Guards chief rejects Trump's claim Iran behind Saudi missile

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
November 5, 2017 at 21:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Senior officers attended a memorial service for the father of the Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, in Tehran on Sunday.

Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, who also attended the ceremony responded to allegations by recently resigned Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri that Iran had sowed "fear and destruction" in a number of Middle Eastern countries. Ali Jafari said: "it is completely clear to everyone, when he [Saad Hariri] declares his resignation in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, that he is a puppet of Saudi Arabia."

Ali Jafari went on to refer to the missiles reportedly launched by Houthi forces from Yemen and that were intercepted by Saudi Arabia’s air force near Riyadh's international airport. Commenting on allegations by US President Donald Trump that Iran had supplied the missiles to Yemeni fighters, he said: "we do not even have the capacity to transfer missiles to Yemen, the missiles belong to them and they have increased their range, avenging the blood of their martyrs by boosting their missile range."

Iran: Guards chief rejects Trump's claim Iran behind Saudi missile02:27
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Senior officers attended a memorial service for the father of the Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, in Tehran on Sunday.

Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, who also attended the ceremony responded to allegations by recently resigned Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri that Iran had sowed "fear and destruction" in a number of Middle Eastern countries. Ali Jafari said: "it is completely clear to everyone, when he [Saad Hariri] declares his resignation in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, that he is a puppet of Saudi Arabia."

Ali Jafari went on to refer to the missiles reportedly launched by Houthi forces from Yemen and that were intercepted by Saudi Arabia’s air force near Riyadh's international airport. Commenting on allegations by US President Donald Trump that Iran had supplied the missiles to Yemeni fighters, he said: "we do not even have the capacity to transfer missiles to Yemen, the missiles belong to them and they have increased their range, avenging the blood of their martyrs by boosting their missile range."

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