An attack on Saudi Arabia is considered an attack on the US: Trump

US, Saudi accused Iran of supplying Houthi rebels with missile involved in another attack in Riyadh

AFP/News Desk December 21, 2017
President Donald Trump talks with Saudi King Salman as they pose for photos with leaders at the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump in a telephonic conversation with Salman bin Abdul Aziz assured the Saudi King that an attack on Saudi Arabia will be considered an attack on the US.

Discussing the recent ballistic missile attack that targeted Salman’s residence the White House said, "Trump expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia following the ballistic missile attack against King Salman’s official residence... an attack enabled by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps."

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The US and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of supplying Houthi rebels with the missile involved in another attack over Riyadh last month, with US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presenting what she called “undeniable” evidence that the missile was “made in Iran.”

Tehran has denied supplying ballistic missiles to the Houthis.

During Wednesday’s ground operations against the Sanaa residence of Saleh, an unspecified number of Houthi guards were killed, residents said.

A tribal chief told AFP that 11 civilians were killed and eight others wounded in an air strike on the Houthi rebel stronghold of Saada in northern Yemen.

The pro-Houthi television channel, Al-Masirah, gave the same death toll and added that women and children were among those killed, while 19 people were wounded.

Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh

Witnesses and a security source said other coalition air raids targeted a rebel camp south of Sanaa and a second camp to the west.

The rebel-run Saba press agency said 38 people, including women and children, were killed or wounded in raids targeting different parts of Yemen.


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