NCRI - In the latest escalation of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Houthi rebels backed by Iran made threats to attack airports and ports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and in Saudi Arabia. The crown prince has since said that Iran’s aggression via the Houthi rebels is unacceptable and that it must be held accountable for shipping missiles to them. He added that this should be regarded as “an act of war”.
NCRI - Two days after Iran’s state-owned Kayhan newspaper (affiliated to Khamenei) wrote a threatening editorial titled “Firing Ansarullah’s missile at Riyadh, the next target is Dubai," the political office of pro-Iran regime Houthis echoed the threat and threatened in a statement on Tuesday November 7 that “All airports, ports, border crossings and important areas of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will be the direct target of our weapons.”
NCRI - The Saudi-led coalition that is fighting in Yemen closed off all of the land, sea and air ports on Monday after a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi rebels targeted Riyadh’s international airport.
The Saudis warned that this missile attack, which they believe was set up by the Iranian Regime, could be "considered as an act of war".
The statement read: "Iran's role and its direct command of its Houthi proxy in this matter constitutes a clear act of aggression that targets neighbouring countries, and threatens peace and security in the region and globally. Therefore, the coalition's command considers this a blatant act of military aggression by the Iranian regime, and could rise to be considered as an act of war against the kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
NCRI - Following the CIA’s release of nearly half a million documents confiscated during the 2011 Navy SEAL raid which killed Osama Bin Laden, a deep relationship between the Iranian Regime and al-Qaeda has been uncovered.
This is not surprising to those in the intelligence communities who have know that the relationship between the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and the Sunni terror cell dates back to at least 1991, when Iran needed help spreading its ideological revolution and attacking American interests in the Middle East and al-Qaeda needed money and training to pull off terrorist attacks.
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Garqash said that “the failed Houthi attempt to target Riyadh with Iranian ballistic missiles is a dangerous development that puts priorities in their right place; we have many challenges ahead of us but the most important of which is the danger of the Iranian expansion.”
The UAE minister said in his tweets that: “The Houthi group is so close to becoming a new Hezbollah. The fact that Al Houthi militias refused a political solution during the previous period confirms that we can’t afford to be flexible with them. Only escalation will bring results.”
Report by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
Iranian airline companies play an important role in Iran's interference in the countries of the region, including the transfer of personnel and logistics for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and proxy militias. The IRGC and particularly its extra-territorial branch the Quds Force use these airlines to transfer IRGC commanders and supplies to those proxies.
RIYADH – Spokesman of the Arab Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen Col. Turki Al-Maliki said on Sunday that the ballistic missile targeting Saudi Arabia is a hostile act. He stressed that the serious escalation by the Houthis has come due to Iranian support. Saudi Gazette reported on November 5, 2017.
This came in a press conference held by Col. Al-Maliki on Sunday in which he presented evidence with pictures of Iranian support for the Houthi militias in Yemen. He also confirmed that Tehran and Hezbollah are providing the Houthis with weapons, experts and technology. Their aim is to prolong the war and spread chaos.