A member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi, chaired this morning at the Presidential Palace in Ma’ashiq an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Saudi Air Defense intercepts ballistic missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi militia at Jizan
Royal Saudi Air Defense managed to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia at the Saudi Arabia.
The missile launched from Sa'ada province at :10:2 am, but the Royal Saudi Air Defense intercepted and destroyed it, the SPA reported.
The SPA quoted the official spokesman of the Suaid-led Coalition to restor legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malki as saying:" the ballistic missile was launched deliberately by the Iranian Houthi militia to target densely populated civilian areas in Jizan, Saudi Arabia, where the missile was intercepted and destroyed by the Royal Saudi Air Defense".
Col. Al-Malki blamed Iran for the continuation of ballistic missiles attacks against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to the SPA he said: "This hostile act carried out by the Iranian Houthi militia proves that the Iranian regime is still providing the terrorist Houthi armed militia with qualitative capabilities, in flagrant defiance of UNSCRs 2216 and 2231, with the main objective of threatening the Saudi Arabian, regional and international security.”