RIYADH - The Iranian regime threatens regional and international security and has violated international law and UN resolutions by supporting and arming terrorist groups with ballistic missiles, heat seeking missiles and drones, the Saudi-led coalition says.
“The Iranian-backed Al Houthi terrorist militias fired at Saudi Arabia seven ballistic missiles that bear the imprint of [the] Tehran regime, which is sponsoring terrorism and terrorists groups,” coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki Al Malki said during a press conference held on Monday in Riyadh, Gulf News has reported.
He called on the international community and the UN Security Council to take legal action to hold the Iranian regime accountable for violating UN resolutions, including 2231 and 2216, and its breach of international law.
Col. Al Malki said that Saudi air forces managed to intercept the seven ballistic missiles.
The missile attacks represented a deadly escalation on the eve of the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen.
Al Houthis held a huge rally in Sana’a on Monday to mark the anniversary.
Three of the missiles were fired toward Riyadh, two toward Jazan, and one each toward Khamis Mushayt and Najran. They all targeted populated areas.
One Egyptian was killed and two of his countrymen were wounded by falling shrapnel in Riyadh, authorities said, with residents reporting loud explosions and bright flashes in the sky shortly before midnight.