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Saudis accuse Iran of 'direct aggression' over Yemen missile
BBC News ^ | November 7, 2017

Posted on 11/07/2017 7:37:07 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has accused Iran of an act of "direct military aggression" by supplying missiles to rebels in Yemen.

This "may be considered an act of war", state media quoted the prince as telling UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in a telephone conversation.

On Saturday, a ballistic missile was intercepted near the Saudi capital. Iran has denied arming the Houthi movement, which is fighting a Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Saudi Arabia's "wars of aggression" and "regional bullying" were threatening the Middle East.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; islam; mideast; saudiarabia

1 posted on 11/07/2017 7:37:07 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I suspect Iran’s reaction will be, “So? What are you going to do about it?” I wonder if Trump and the Saudi’s have gamed this situation. Saudi Arabia has a powerful military on paper. But it is badly led and hasn’t done well in Yemen. I think it’s fragile enough that it may break apart if things start to go badly. Even though Iran is heavily engaged in Syria, they can essentially put that conflict on hold and pivot towards Saudi Arabia. If they do indeed have nukes and the Saudi’s have said they have bought them from Pakistan, then this could get messy really fast. (The Saudis may or may not be telling the truth about the nukes.)


2 posted on 11/07/2017 7:43:20 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; null and void

There ya go.


3 posted on 11/07/2017 7:50:13 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You can tell it’s getting pretty bad, when proxies have proxies.

Russia, Iran, Yemen,...


4 posted on 11/07/2017 7:57:28 AM PST by DoughtyOne (On 11/08/16, G. H. W. Bush voted for H. Clinton. G. W. Bush left the top slot open. Any questions)
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To: Delta 21

Some low yield nukes tossed about in the Arabian peninsula is just what the Clinton deep state needs to save itself from the front pages.


5 posted on 11/07/2017 7:59:08 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

(Good stuff.)

Ben Shapiro: At least 17 princes and top officials arrested in Saudi Arabia. What’s going on there?
https://youtu.be/8LbYeJ-myWo


6 posted on 11/07/2017 8:31:19 AM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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On Saturday, a ballistic missile was intercepted near the Saudi capital...

Remember when all those libtards said missile defense was too hard, that it couldn't be done? Apparently now it is so routine that it barely rates a mention in passing in a bigger story. Every one of these intercepts is a practice round for when it really counts. When some whack job puts a WMD on the missile.

7 posted on 11/07/2017 8:33:35 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Doing my part to help make America great again!)
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8 posted on 11/07/2017 8:38:43 AM PST by Bobalu (The NFL, Watching their demise is more fun than watching their games.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

That particular ballistic shoot-down was done with new tech.

The Saudis have been seen recently firing kinetic weapons moving at 15x speed of sound.

Some think the new tech is from Israel after a massive infusion of $$ from gulf states for Israeli research.

There are videos of some strange new drones in the ME that seem to have no conventional system of propulsion and seem to somehow cause visual distortion when filmed???

IMO, we are going to see the Saudis takedown the Iranian mullahs very soon.

Read recent posting in this twitter feed...interesting stuff from a guy that seems to never be wrong.

https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor


9 posted on 11/07/2017 8:50:18 AM PST by Bobalu (The NFL, Watching their demise is more fun than watching their games.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

The left is composed of a ship a fools. Spending their capital fighting CO2 levels, while us adults are shooting down missiles. The one commonality between all leftists is they hate humans. Anything that benefits humans must be stopped. Ie - Missile defense and essential plant gasses.


10 posted on 11/07/2017 9:52:29 AM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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An act of war. OK.

11 posted on 11/08/2017 4:08:48 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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