Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Yemen fired Iranian missile at Saudis

Yemen fired Iranian missile at Saudis

France, he said, is "fully aware of our country's intangible position concerning the issue of Iran's defensive affairs which are not negotiable".

The uncovered wreckage of the missile indicated "the role of the Iranian regime in manufacturing", Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry said earlier this week, without providing further details.

"We have told French officials repeatedly that the nuclear deal is not negotiable and other issues will not be allowed to be added to it", Qassemi said, according to a statement on the ministry's website.

President of France Emmanuel Macron on Thursday blamed Iran for an attack in which Shiite rebels in Yemen launching a ballistic missile that targeted Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, the Associated Press reported.

Pressure from the United States about the need to revise the agreement on Iran's nuclear program could push Tehran to build its own nuclear weapons.

The United States has imposed unilateral sanctions on Iran, saying its missile tests violate a UN resolution that calls on Tehran not to undertake activities related to missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.


He emphasized that France must persuade its Persian Gulf allies to pursue "wise and unsentimental" policies and approaches.

He called on the French government to adopt "tangible strategies" and compel its allies in the region to put an immediate end to war and bloodshed in Yemen with the goal of establishing peace and stability in the impoverished country.

Al-Mouallimi said that the Kingdom has already presented a letter to the Security Council concerning last Saturday's ballistic missile fired from Yemen on King Khaled International Airport.

"To Attack Iran? I think it would lead to madness in this region", said macron.

Global rights group, including Human Rights Watch, have criticised Western nations for profiting from arms sales to the Saudi-led military coalition battling rebels in Yemen, in which the UAE is a key member.

Iran denies the charges and blames the conflict on Riyadh.

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