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Houthi rebels in Yemen fire missiles at Saudi capital

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Gustavo Carr | 11 May, 2018, 03:57

In a statement, Saudi Arabia said: "The Iranian regime has exploited the benefits of the nuclear agreement to export violence and terrorism to its neighbours".

On Monday, the Saudi-led coalition said it was behind two air raids on the office of the presidency in Yemen's rebel-held capital, which were reported to have killed six people and wounded dozens. "So I think it's time for those moderate countries to "come out of the closet" and start talking openly". It identified the missiles fired as Burkan, or Volcano, missiles. "The United States was about to detonate a conventional blast in Nevada at the Nevada test site called Divine Strake which was actually... a test of a B-61 bomb to test to see how far down to dial it, because it's a dialable explosive, in order to take out Iranian subterranean nuclear facilities..."

In his White House speech, Trump condemned Iran's "sinister activities" including backing for groups like Hezbollah, Hamas, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

"These missiles are Iranian manufactured and delivered to the Houthis".

"There is a real risk of escalation, especially between Iran and Israel".

Saudi authorities later claimed that its air defense systems had intercepted the missiles in the skies over the capital.

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In east London, a man believed to be 17 years old was taken to an east London hospital after being stabbed on Leytonstone Road. A man was arrested on Sunday in connection with the two Harrow attacks and has been released " under investigation ".

Tensions have been growing for some time between Saudi Arabia and other powers in the region.

Ziad, a Saudi businessman, said the Kingdom's leadership was correct to question the 2015 nuclear accord which had eased sanctions in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program to prevent it from being able to make an atomic bomb.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at La Moncloa palace in Madrid on April 12.

The coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to roll back the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels and support the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Israel has not had any formal diplomatic relations with Gulf Arab states since the country's formation in 1948, which resulted in the mass displacement of Palestinians and a series of wars between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Middle East analyst James Dorsey said "the core of Iran's defence policy" is its ballistic missile programme - and they will not compromise.