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Iran continues to threat regional security by smuggling arms and missiles to Houthi’s controlled territory

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The Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia on Monday said the debris of missiles fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen carried the features of weapons manufactured near Tehran.Indeed, the Saudi force are alerted after that on Monday seven missiles were fired form Houthis in Yemen towards Saudi Arabia. The coalition turn to the Iranian regime for providing the Houthi militias with sophisticated arms and ballistic missiles, thus undermining regional security. At a news conference on Monday night, which was attended by ambassadors of friendly nations and members of the Saudi-led military alliance, coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki displayed the debris of the Houthi missiles that targeted Riyadh. He said analysis of the debris of the missiles showed they were supplied to the Houthi militias by Iran. During his presentation, the coalition spokesman shared a smuggled missile from Iran which was seized by the coalition forces before making its way to the Houthi militias in Yemen. “These ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia were a serious escalation and a threat to regional and international security,” he said. “The hostile action by the Iranian regime in smuggling arms to Houthi militias … only prove that the Iranian regime continues to support the armed militants with military capabilities … allowing it to demonstrate its threat to regional as well as international security by disturbing peace and spreading chaos.” Al-Maliki noted that 78 percent of 104 ballistic missiles that have been launched targeting the Kingdom came from Yemen’s Saadah and north of Amran areas. The Houthi militants are also using Sanaa airport to launch missile attacks on Saudi territory, he told the audience. Speaking to the media a day after the missile attacks, Al-Maliki shared the details of them. He said seven ballistic missiles with the fingerprint of the Iranian regime were fired by the Houthis toward various areas in the Kingdom. Three missiles were fired toward Riyadh, two targeted Jazan and one each were towards Najran and Khamis Mushayt. Missiles towards Riyadh were aimed at residential areas in which one Egyptian civilian worker was killed and two were injured.

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