Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen fire missiles at Saudi capital

The Iran aligned Houthi movement in Yemen stated that it has fired a salvo of ballistic missiles on the capital city of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The authorities of Saudi Arabia said that they have intercepted the attacks in the sky over the capital city. This particular assault came a day after the top ally of the nation of Saudi Arabia, the United States baked off from an international deal with Iran over its nuclear program which is disputed in nature and in turn could be signaling an increase in tensions between both regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Houthis said that the missiles were launched at the economic targets in the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. This is per the reports of the al-Masirah TV group.

About four blasts were reported in the city centre, the sounds of which were heard by almost all but fortunately there were no immediate reports of anyone being killed or injured in the blasts. The Houthis have actually fired a series of missiles on the nation of Saudi Arabia in recent months which is basically a part of the conflict that is three years old in Yemen and is largely seen as a proxy war between the two nations of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Colonel Aziz Rashed who is one of the spokesmen of the Houthi aligned military told the al-Masirah TV channel that the attack on the capital city of the nation of Saudi Arabia and another area was actually the sign of a new phase for the revenge on the airstrikes on Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Rashed also mentioned that more salvos will be coming until the enemy is deterred. He also said that he understands the meaning of the threat given by Yemen and stops its crimes. On the other hand, he did not mention anything on the decision taken by the president of the United States, Donald Trump a few hours earlier for backing off from the international nuclear deal with Iran. But there have been fears that backing off from the nuclear deal could further inflame the conflict in Yemen and other regional flashpoints. Saudi Arabia and other allies of the United States came together on Wednesday praising the decision taken by US president Donald Trump.

January 16, 2022 - 18:16
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