Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

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Saudi Arabia has said that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias targeting the southern province of Jazan on Tuesday.

Reporting from Jazan, Al Arabiya’s Hani al-Sufayan said that air forces were able to intercept the missile at around 8:20 pm local time.

“The attack has not impacted daily life in Jazan, with ground and air traffic being normal throughout the day and night,” al-Sufayan reported.

The attack on Tuesday comes just days after UN experts said Iran violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to the Houthis in Yemen.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that Iran is the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria.

“Iran supplied the Houthis with missiles that have targeted Saudi Arabia,” he told reporters. “The nuclear deal with Iran needs improvement to prevent Tehran from enriching uranium.”

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