Sunni/Shi’ite jihad reaching a boiling point. Could it erupt into full-scale war? Easily.
“Saudi Arabia declare missile attack on Riyadh by Iran-backed rebels an ‘act of war’ and accuse Tehran of ‘blatant military aggression,'” by Alex Matthews, Mailonline, November 6, 2017:
Saudi Arabia has declared a missile attack on Riyadh by Iran-backed rebels an ‘act of war’ and has accused Tehran of a ‘blatant act of military aggression’.
Tensions have been rising between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran, which are locked in conflicts across the Middle East, from Yemen and Syria to Qatar and Lebanon.
The crisis escalated on Saturday when the kingdom intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh’s international airport.
The rocket had been launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the Saudi’s war against Huthi rebels, backed by Iran.
The missile attack was the first aimed by the Shiite rebels at the heart of the Saudi capital, underscoring the growing threat posed by the raging conflict in Yemen.
Today, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir also warned Tehran: ‘Iranian interventions in the region are detrimental to the security of neighbouring countries and affect international peace and security.
‘We will not allow any infringement on our national security.’
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued dismissive tweets over the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in response.
He wrote: ‘KSA bombs Yemen to smithereens, killing 1000s of innocents including babies, spreads cholera and famine, but of course blames Iran.
Today, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (pictured) also warned Tehran will ‘not allow any infringement on national security’
‘KSA is engaged in wars of aggression, regional bullying, destabilising behaviour & risky provocations. It blames Iran for the consequences.’
Saudi forces on Saturday intercepted and destroyed the ballistic missile near Riyadh’s international airport after it was reportedly fired by Shiite Huthi rebels from Yemen….