Iran sends aid to Yemen, first time since the start of Saudi-led airstrikes
Humanitarian workers from the Iranian Red Crescent loading medical aid. (AFP/File)
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Iran on Tuesday dropped aid in an undisclosed location in Yemen, reports Associated Press.
This is the first aid shipment from Iran since the Saudi-led coalition began its assault against the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday.
IRNA, Iranian state news, told AP the aid contained 19 tons of medical supplies and equipment and two tons of food provided by the Iranian Red Crescent.
Iran's Foreign Minister responded to accusations that Iran was sending military aid to the Houthi rebels, reports Press TV.
“Claims about the dispatch of weapons from the Islamic Republic of Iran to Yemen are completely fabricated and sheer lies,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Tuesday.
“Such claims can never justify the military attack on Yemen,” she added.
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