As if there’s not already enough uncertainty and unrest in the world, tensions in the Middle East escalated this week amid a Saudi Arabian internal power struggle.
The war between the Saudis and rogue forces in Yemen took a turn for the worst after Shiite militia fired a missile directly at the capital city of Riyadh.
Though the missile was intercepted by the nation’s Patriot missile defense system, an analysis of the missile parts revealed an unwelcome truth.
The missile was not a Soviet area projectile as previously thought but rather an Iranian missile.
It’s the latest proof that Iran is funding and arming anti-Saudi forces in Yemen which further threatens an Islamic civil war between Shiite and Sunni nations.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Last Saturday, the Patriot missile battery defending Riyadh’s interational airport shot down an inbound missile. Initial reports claimed that it was a Soviet era SCUD-B, called the Burkhan 2H by Yemeni forces. Now, after investigation, that story has changed:
Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations.
The comments by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees the Air Force’s Central Command in Qatar, further internationalizes the yearslong conflict in Yemen — the Arab world’s poorest country.
Saudi Arabia long has accused Iran of giving weapons to the Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies, though Tehran has just as long denied supplying them.
“There have been Iranian markings on those missiles,” Harrigian told journalists at a news conference in Dubai ahead of the Dubai Air Show. “To me, that connects the dots to Iran.”
Iranian apologists (and I’m kicking myself in the ass for not saving the tweets Saturday night) claim there is no possible way that Iran could be supplying Yemen with ballistic missiles but the smuggling route from Iran to Yemen has been covered in detail in the open media.