Saudi Arabia will seek nuclear weapon if Iran does: Foreign minister


Saudi defence forces have also halted Yemen's financial aids and food and fuel imports as well.

A domestically made Badr-1 ballistic missile was sacked by Yemeni forces at the Saudi base in al-Darb, near the southern border city of Najran, according to a report by Yemen's al-Masirah television network later that day.

Saudi Arabia launched a military coalition in Yemen in 2015, aimed at pushing back the Huthis and restoring the internationally recognized government to power.

Since November of a year ago, the Iran-backed insurgents have intensified missile attacks into neighbouring Saudi Arabia. The war has killed and injured over 600,000 civilians, according to the Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights.

He added: "Then I will also need Saudis to provide safety guarantees that would allow the organisation's ships to enter the port of Al Hudaydah to carry the immigrants and transport them to Djibouti".

Late on Wednesday, Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, launched a domestically-made short-range Badr-1 ballistic missile against a military base in Saudi Arabia's southern region of Najran in a retaliatory strike, al-Masirah reported, citing an unnamed security source.

In a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh on Wednesday, Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said that Iran had exploited the nuclear deal negatively and "continued to interfere in the affairs of the Arab countries in line with the Persian state's expansionist agenda".

"Our air-defence systems intercepted two ballistic missiles over Riyadh and a third that was sacked toward Jizan", reported Anadolu News Agency.

Saudi coalition spokesperson colonel Turki al-Maliki said a missile fired from Yemeni territory north of Amran was intercepted at 11:25am. Saudi Arabia claimed that it had foiled that attack, which targeted the Riyadh airport.

"But our line is you can not return people to a country like Yemen, particularly when you are bombing it yourself", Abdiker said.

More than 2,200 others have died of cholera and millions are on the verge of starvation in what the United Nations says is the world's gravest humanitarian crisis.