March 27, 2018 / 8:34 AM / a month ago

Iran's Revolutionary Guards deny giving missiles to Houthis - Tasnim news

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards denied on Tuesday Saudi accusations that Tehran has provided the Houthi movement in Yemen with ballistic capabilities, a day after a Houthi missile hit the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

“Everyone knows that all routes to send arms to Yemen are blocked,” political deputy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Crops (IRGC), Brigadier General Yadollah Javani was quoted as saying by tasnim news agency.

“Yemenis have reached the capability to produce their own defensive weapons including missiles; an achievement that has been inconceivable to Saudis,” he said.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, editing by Larry King

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