Saudi Describes Iran Supply of Rockets to Yemen's Houthi as 'Military Aggression'

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"After this weekend you had Donald Trump tweeting that he is supporting the Crown Prince and King Solomon in terms of their latest moves internally in Saudi", she says.

The missile, intercepted and destroyed near Riyadh global airport, was the first to reach the Saudi capital and underscored the growing fallout for Saudi Arabia and its UAE ally from their involvement in neighbouring Yemen. The attack sparked a bitter war of words between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and its top regional rival, predominantly Shia Iran.

For Saudi Arabia, the attack represented an act of war. That war has already begun, albeit with different players. "The Saudis and their supporters know that this is a faked story", he said.

In reaction to the missile, the Saudi-led military coalition said on Monday it would close all air, land and sea ports to the Arabian Peninsula country.

Of Yemen's 17 million people who need food, the WFP is only reaching 7 million due to lack of funds and access by the Houthis and coalition alike, he said.

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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir also said that Saudi Arabia reserves the right to respond to hostile acts against it by Iran.

"If these channels, these lifelines, are not kept open, it is catastrophic for people who are already in.the world's worst humanitarian crisis", said Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the UN's humanitarian coordination office in Geneva.

The prince's grip on power tightened further on Monday when American officials, tracking the situation, said that as many as 500 people, including at least 11 princes, were rounded up in the name of a crackdown on corruption.

Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday its flight from Djibouti to the Yemeni capital Sanaa has also been canceled for the same reason.

Rashed says: "We urge all airline companies and travelers to avoid airports in both Saudi and UAE as we consider them a legitimate military targets within the range of our ballistic missiles".

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"There could be escalation between the two countries".

The missile, identified by Yemeni rebels as a domestically built Burkan II ballistic missile, also known as a Volcano, was blown out of the sky above King Khalid International Airport by an American-made anti-missile defense system. "It blames Iran for the consequences". As Newsweek writes in an article "Are Saudi Arabia and Iran about to go to war?".

Washington's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday (Nov 7) that Iran had supplied a missile to the Huthis that was sacked into Saudi Arabia in July, and referred to Riyadh's claim that the weapon used on Saturday "may also be of Iranian origin".

Haley said that by providing weapons to Yemen's Shi'ite Huthi rebels, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp‎s has violated two UN resolutions, one of which prohibits Tehran from supplying weapons without UN Security Council approval, and another which bans the supply of weapons to various Huthi leaders.

Haley affirmed that the United States would "not turn a blind eye" to the violations of global law by Iran.

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"We encourage the United Nations and worldwide partners to take necessary action to hold the Iranian regime accountable for these violations", Haley said. He added that Tehran would support "any genuine dialogue" between Yemenis. And the war in Yemen will also continue to escalate - perhaps now with increasingly overt Israeli political support.

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