Saudi Arabia has been leading an aerial bombing campaign in support of the government and against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.
The Minister also pointed out that the Cabinet praised the success of the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces in intercepting and destroying ballistic missiles fired indiscriminately by Houthis from Yemeni territories to target civilian and populated areas in the Kingdom. One of the missiles caused the war's first casualties in the Saudi capital Riyadh when falling debris struck a home and killed an Egyptian man and injured two others.
France on Thursday accused Iran of supplying weapons to Houthi rebels waging a three-year fight against a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. "There is a problem in Yemen: it is that the political process has not begun, that Saudi Arabia feels regularly attacked by the Houthis, who are themselves supplied with arms by Iran", French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told RTL radio. They nabbed over 31 terabytes of data and fed it back to the Iranian military.
Iran's ambassador to the United Nations has rejected baseless Saudi allegations of Tehran sending missiles to Yemen, urging the regime in Riyadh to stop "warmongering" and engage, instead, in dialog with its neighbor.
"We question why Iran is spending significant revenue in a country with which it has no real historical ties or interests, rather than using its influence to end the conflict for the good of the Yemeni people".
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The money was from both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which is Riyadh's main ally in the destructive war on Yemen.
The Saudis have maintained the narrative that Iran is behind the Yemen War throughout, but have struggled to prove the weapons smuggling they allege.
"In a statement late on Tuesday, Qassemi pointed to the Saudi-led coalition's recurring defeats in the "unequal war" that it has waged on Yemen and said, "...
In Paris, the group's spokesman Shahin Ghobadi said in response to the Iranian official's statement that "the notion that the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran has funded ambassador Bolton or any other American officials is simply a lie and is a mere joke."In a speech at an opposition group event near Paris in July, Bolton expressed hope that Iran's government would be toppled "by 2019".
Khoshrou called on the Muslin world and the global community to pressure Saudi Arabia to stop war in Yemen.