June 14, 2019
RIYADH: Riyadh accused its arch-foe Tehran on Thursday of ordering a Yemeni rebel missile strike, which wounded 26 people at a Saudi airport and warned of “grave consequences.”
“The continuation of the Iranian regime’s aggression and reckless escalation, whether directly or through its militias, will result in grave consequences,” Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khaled bin Salman tweeted.
Yemen’s Huthi rebels hit the civilian airport in the popular mountain resort of Abha in the southwest of the kingdom on Wednesday, damaging the arrivals hall and forcing its closure for several hours.
“We will confront the Huthi militia’s crimes with unwavering resolve,” said Prince Khaled, a son of King Salman.
“Their targeting of a civilian airport exposes to the world the recklessness of Iran’s escalation and the danger it poses to regional security and stability.”
Iran and the Yemeni rebels both follow arms of the Shiite branch of Islam, but Tehran has always denied providing more than moral support to the rebels.
Riyadh has accused the rebels of being Iranian proxies ever since it led its allies against them. AFP
Credit belongs to : www.manilatimes.net