Saudi Crown Prince: Houthi ‘last-ditch effort’ missiles attack shows weakness

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman giving a speech during the Saudi-US Partnership Gala event in Washington, DC. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is currently on a state visit to the United States, said on 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.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman reiterated the need for the US to rethink its nuclear deal with Iran and warned that “the agreement would delay but not prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons”.

“Delaying it and watching them getting that bomb, that means you are waiting for the bullet to reach your head... So you have to move from today,” he was quoted as saying by the New York Times.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56