The Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, said on Tuesday that the Saudi Arabia has the right to respond to the Iranian threat.
Jubeir’s statement comes after the Houthi militia in Yemen launched ballistic missiles towards the kingdom on Sunday.
The minister noted the Saudi forces’ efforts in intercepting the seven missiles which also targeted the capital, Riyadh.
The minister, who is accompanying the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a state visit in New York, said that Iran is breaking international laws and supplying the Houthi militia with missiles.
As such, “the kingdom reserves the right to respond to the Iranian threat,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Saudi crown prince said that the Houthi missiles attack on Riyadh and other Saudi cities was nothing more than a “last-ditch effort”.
He made the comments on Tuesday during his meeting with editors and reporters at the New York Times when he dismissed the Houthi missiles attacks on Riyadh, Khamis Mushait, Najran and Jazan and said it had showed the Yemeni militias’ weakness.
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