war between Saudi Arabia and its neighbor Yemen has gone to a
new level today.
in Sanaa can confirm reports of a Yemeni ballistic missile has struck
in the area of Riyadh.
to emerging reports from Yemen, on Sunday evening a
surface-to-surface missile was fired by the Yemeni Army and has hit
the Saudi capital. It is not confirmed if it struck within the city
limits, or nearby.
following is confirmation of the missile strike from Yemen’s
Department of Defense in Sanaa:
in late October, regional news outlets reported that
Yemeni missile had stuck near Saudi’s second city of Jeddah,
when Yemeni army and popular forces launched a 12.5-meter-long
Borkan-1 ballistic missile from Sa’ada province landing at a
Saudi Airbase in Jeddah late October. Military spokesmen indicated
that Riyadh would soon be in range.
will no doubt inflame the Yemen conversation in the US, as
Republicans are attempting to frame Saudi’s war on Yemen as an
Iranian proxy war against Saudi Arabia, and Yemen’s
the “Houthis”) government as “tools of the Iranian Regime,”
thus reinforcing a neoconservative and Israeli foreign policy
narrative for the Persian Gulf region.