SAUDI ARABIA (OBSERVATORY) – The missiles fired by the Houthi rebels against Saudi Arabia were manufactured in Iran, said King Salman. Previously the Houthis had threatened to carry out missile launches against the kingdom on a daily basis.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said on Sunday that it was Iran’s responsibility to launch missiles against Saudi Arabia from Yemen.
“The missiles launched from Yemen have been made in Iran,” he said at the Arab League summit in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, adding that the Houthi rebels were guilty of the Yemeni crisis.
Since 2015, Saudi Arabia has been involved in the civil war in Yemen where it is fighting the Houthis, backed by Iran.
The Houthi rebels announced on April 11 that they had carried out two drone attacks against Abha airport in Asir province and against Saudi national oil company Saudi Aramco in Jizan province. A missile was fired at the Saudi Defense Ministry, but was intercepted by Saudi anti-aircraft defenses.
The Yemeni Houthi leader, Saleh Ali al-Sammad, promised on April 10 that rebel units would now fire missiles at Saudi Arabia on a daily basis.