US official: We support the right of our ally Saudi Arabia to defend itself

The Pentagon blamed Iran for the Houthi missile attacks on Sunday. (File photo: Reuters)

A US official said Washington would support Saudi Arabia’s "right to defend its borders” following missile attacks on the kingdom from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia.

The Pentagon blamed Iran for the Houthi missile attacks on Sunday.

"This follows Iran's pattern of providing advanced weapons to the Houthis," spokeswoman Lieutenant Commander Rebecca Rebarich said in a statement.

"Iran has enabled the conflict in Yemen to spill into neighboring countries and undermines international efforts to resolve the conflict, exacerbating the suffering of the Yemeni people."
 

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