Iran's foreign Ministry commented on the statements about U.S. interception of weapons
His unfounded claims about the detention of the ship with Iranian weapons to the Huthis are trying to justify the extension of the arms embargo, said the official representative of Iranian foreign Minister Abbas Mousavi.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo reported the interception at the end of June next cargo of Iranian weapons destined for Yemeni rebels-Houthis. According to him, the consignment consisted of 200 rocket-propelled grenades, more than 1,700 of Kalashnikovs and rockets and other weapons.
"Lies, accusations and attempts to sow hatred are key elements of U.S. foreign policy, especially the current regime," - said in a statement, Mousavi, calling the allegations "empty".
According to him, "Americans feel that their efforts in the international arena and in the security Council (UN), aimed at extension of the arms embargo (against Iran), have not yielded results."
"Similar kind of accusations and lies they are trying to find a pretext for a further maximum pressure, giving the course its sinister goals," added Mousavi.
Iran and the six international negotiators in July 2015 reached agreement on the settlement of the longstanding problem of the Iranian atom. Months of negotiations concluded with the adoption of a joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), which is completely removed from Iran's previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN security Council, US and EU. The agreement in particular provided that the arms embargo will be lifted on Iran within 5 years, the supply of arms possible before, but only with the permission of the UN security Council. The deal in its original form lived for three years: in may 2018, the United States announced its unilateral withdrawal from her and the restoration of tougher sanctions against Tehran. However, because of the formal deal came only USA, the rest of the participants must comply with a condition on the abolition of the arms embargo.