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Saudi Arabia Accuses Iran Of 'Military Aggression' After Houthi Missile Launch

08 Noviembre 2017

"Therefore, the coalition's command considers this a blatant act of military aggression by the Iranian regime, and could rise to be considered as an act of war against the kingdom of Saudi Arabia", the statement said.

There was no immediate comment from Tehran over the Saudi comments, although its defense minister earlier said Iran was not involved in the launch of the missile.

Saudi Arabia on Monday accused the Shiite Hezbollah terror group of being behind Saturday's missile attack on one of the kingdom's major international airports on the outskirts of Riyadh.

The dead included women and children, and at least three people were wounded, they added, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to brief reporters. The official was not authorised to speak to the media so spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Pentagon backed the claims revealing Iran's "malign role in Yemen and its provisions of dangerous missile systems to Houthi militants".

"They're lacking in everything from beds to basic medicines".

"We see this as an act of war", al-Jubeir said.

In Berlin, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called for increased aid to Yemen, citing alarm at the latest UN report.

The NGO said urgent medical supplies, including 50,000 vials of insulin, which need to be refrigerated, are due to be shipped to Yemen in the next week.

"This unlawful attack is no justification for Saudi Arabia to exacerbate Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe by further restricting aid and access to the country", it said.

As Ruth notes, both the U.N. and Doctors Without Borders say their flights have been grounded.

The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal, and Sudan have supplied assets to the Saudi-led alliance.

The President's son-in-law and key advisor Jared Kushner took a sudden, unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia, where he reportedly met with MBS for a long, secret meeting. The Saudi-led coalition controls Yemen's airspace but has made little progress on the ground, where the fighting has been stalemated for more than a year.

"Iranian interventions in the region are detrimental to the security of neighbouring countries and affect international peace and security", he tweeted. The grandiose Future Investment Initiative, held in Riyadh on October 24-26, was meant to symbolize the transformation afoot in Saudi Arabia to the thousands of business and political leaders from across the world who attended to hear the plans for a new "robot city"-complete with gimmicks like offering Saudi citizenship to a robot".

'KSA is engaged in wars of aggression, regional bullying, destabilising behaviour & risky provocations.

Yemen's Houthi rebels, supported by Iran, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The allegations against the men include money laundering, bribery, extortion and taking advantage of public office for personal gain, a Saudi official told Reuters. In the past weekend alone, Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched a missile at the international airport in Riyadh and Lebanon's prime minister abruptly resigned in an announcement from Saudi Arabia, blaming Iranian meddling in his country's affairs. While MBS is known to favor an extension of production cuts, the turmoil within the Saudi ruling elite could signal a shift in policy in advance of the November 30 OPEC meeting in Vienna, where an extension to production cuts is expected to dominate the agenda.

"Saudi Arabia's announcement confirms once again the Iranian regime's complete disregard for its international obligations", Haley said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia Accuses Iran Of 'Military Aggression' After Houthi Missile Launch