Riyadh says Iran played role in manufacturing missiles fired on kingdom

06 November 2017
Saudi forces shot down missiles fired at Riyadh on 4 November

Riyadh says Iran played a role in manufacturing the missiles that were launched by Houthi militias in Yemen into Saudi Arabia on 4 November.

A statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency says “… After a thorough examination of the debris of these missiles, including the missile launched on 22 July, by experts in military technology, [Riyadh] has confirmed the role of Iran's regime in manufacturing these missiles and smuggling them to the Houthi militias in Yemen for the purpose of attacking the kingdom, its people and vital interests.”

The statement adds that the Saudi-led coalition involved in operations in Yemen considers the Iranian regime's actions to be a breach of UN Security Council resolutions and that could be considered as an act of war against Saudi Arabia.

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