December 20, 2017
Saudi led coalition toady said that they have intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched from the Yemeni territories towards Riyadh.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoting the Spokesman of the Coalition Forces to Support Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al-Maliki stated that the missile was indiscriminately launched towards Riyadh to target the civilian and populated areas. However, the missile was intercepted, south of Riyadh, without any damage or loss of life. The Spokesman said, this hostile and indiscriminate act by the Iran-backed Houthi armed group proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in a clear and blatant defiance of the UN resolutions. He said, the act aims to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the regional and international security.
Colonel Al-Maliki called upon the international community to take serious and effective steps to stop the alleged Iranian violations of transferring ballistic weapons to terrorist and outlaw groups and to hold them accountable for their support and defiance of violating international norms and values.