Saudi Arabia mentioned it intercepted a Yemeni insurgent missile over Riyadh on Tuesday, because the rebels mentioned the goal was Yamamah palace, the official residence of King Salman.
The AFP reported that its correspondent heard a loud explosion at 1050 GMT, shortly earlier than the scheduled unveiling of the Saudi funds, which is often introduced from the Yamamah palace by the king.
“Ballistic missile intercepted over Riyadh,” the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Huthi rebels mentioned in a press release.
It was the second Huthi missile assault on Riyadh prior to now two months.
The first assault, which focused Riyadh worldwide airport on November four, triggered the tightening of a longstanding Saudi-led blockade of Yemen — already on the verge of famine.
Saudi Arabia angrily accused its arch foe Iran of supplying the missile to the rebels, a cost Tehran strongly denied.
On Thursday, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley introduced what she referred to as “undeniable” proof that final month’s missile was “made in Iran”.
But her feedback went past the findings of a UN investigation which reached no agency conclusion on whether or not the missile got here from an Iranian provider, saying solely that it had a “common origin” to some Iranian designs.