A ballistic missile fired from Yemen was intercepted over the Saudi capital of Riyadh

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called American President Donald Trump on Wednesday to debate about an incident that occurred in which a ballistic missile fired from Yemen was stopped over the Saudi capital of Riyadh earlier this week.

As per SPA, President Trump disagreed the missile launch, which he called a “blatant attack” on Saudi Arabia’s sovereignty and promised to assist Saudi Arabia confront any safety dangers.

Also, the two leaders discussed plans to implement UN Security Council resolutions to hold Iran accountable for allegedly assisting  Yemen’s Houthi rebels procure missiles.

The Tuesday incident occurred as King Salman was planned to reveal the Saudi budget at Yamamah Palace, his official residence.
In a statement, the US Pentagon stated that they were working with their counterparts in Saudi Arabia to “fully understand” the incident.

Both Saudi Arabia and the US have blamed Iran of providing weapons to the Houthis, and officials in Iran explained the recent missile as being “Iranian-Houthi”.

Previous week, US United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley presented what she stated was “undeniable” proof that a previous a missile utilized in a November attack – which aimed Riyadh’s airport – was “made in Iran”.
A separate UN investigation found that the missile had “common origin” to Iranian designs.

 

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