Hizbullah and Iran behind Yemeni Missiles Targeting Saudi Arabia

(Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies-Bar-Ilan University) Uzi Rubin - In a CNN interview on Nov. 6, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Jubair asserted that a ballistic missile launched from Yemen towards Riyadh International Airport "was an Iranian missile...launched by Hizbullah." He said the missile was manufactured in Iran, disassembled for smuggling into Yemen, and reassembled by Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hizbullah. For the past two years, Hizbullah has been supporting the Houthi insurgents in Yemen, from where ballistic missiles have been regularly launched against Saudi Arabia's major cities. The November missile attack on Riyadh was the fourth such attack this year. Saudi Arabia has acquired a substantial number of Patriot missile batteries and is using them extensively to defend its cities. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington reports numerous successful interceptions of missiles in Saudi Arabia. The writer, founding director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization which managed the Arrow program, is a senior research associate at the BESA Center.

2017-11-30 00:00:00

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