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On Way To War: US Air Force Argues Ballistic Missile Targeting Saudi Capital Was Iranian


On Way To War: US Air Force Argues Ballistic Missile Targeting Saudi Capital Was Iranian

The ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi forces, which targeted Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, was from Iran and bore “Iranian markings,” the US Air Force said on November 10.

“There have been Iranian markings on those missiles,” Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees the Air Forces Central Command in Qatar, told media at a news conference in Dubai. “To me, that connects the dots to Iran.”

Houthi forces launched the ballistic missile on Riyadh’s international airport late on November 4. Saudi Arabia claimed that the missile was intercepted and accused Iran of supplying the missile to the Houthis.

It is not clear what kind of “markings” Saudi Arabia and the US found on the vestiges of the missile. Probably, it was something like “Made in Iran”.

The US Air Force’s statement will further contribute to the growing tensions in the region after Saudi Arabia already declared that Iran commited an act of war against it “supplying” the missile to the Houthis. Riyadh also accused Lebanon of “declaring war” on it somehow.

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  • Don Machiavelli

    Then let’s blame USA for weapons made in USA which are used by terrorists. Ridiculous statement, as usual from USA officials lately.

    • John Whitehot

      somebody should let the UN count how many thousands of tons of US and UK made “smart bombs” the Saudis have dropped on Yemeni civilians.

      You know, if all the hypocrites were to die tonight, the US would be the country that would be left with no government.

      • Don Machiavelli

        True that :)

        It’s also true for every country under American influence, mine included. Their worst enemies are critical thinking and common sense.

  • Brian Minavi

    Why not send more missiles to make a point and scare the Saudi’s into brokering a cease fire? Scaring the Saudi population at a time when MBS is aspiring for dictatorship would create tension and possibly demonstrations against this war in Riyadh

  • Hezbollah_Iran

    No evidence and if so they can’t do nothing about it, it’s all bad if one missile comes to Riyadh but when F-16’s pouring on Yemen is nothing right. Go to hell Saudis and burn there anyway you will be in civil war anytime soon that’s for sure, the time has come for you to suffer as the Yemeni suffered!

    • You can call me Al

      “No evidence and if so they can’t do nothing about it” ……whahahaha – they do give a monkeys about International law.

      The rest of the comment was absolutely spot on.

  • Peter

    And who is supplying the Saudis with bombs and rockets munition asf. How come the Saudis can continue this war without the UN SC ordering them to stop it?

  • Dr. Ronald Cutburth

    Better to send rockets to the Saudi military bases like usual. Likely the rocket was not targeting the air port but it gives better negative propaganda. Could be the Rocket said “Made in China”

    • FlorianGeyer

      It would be a lot more fun if it said ‘Made in the EU’ :)

    • John Whitehot

      who knows?
      perhaps the missile targeted a military object but the saudis fired their patriots to fall on the city.

  • FlorianGeyer

    It seems that the US Deep State is desperate for anything, even a war that will likely trigger great losses for the US, that will deflect all enquiry into the US election criminal fiasco .

  • Spectator


    • FlorianGeyer

      That made me smile as well Spectator.
      The old saying of ‘ Stupid is as Stupid does ‘ should be the motto of the US Military Intelligence.

      ساخته شده در ایران :)

  • as

    Remember his name. Lt Gen Jeffrey L Harrigian.
    He is very smart very very attentive beautiful analysis. He connected the dots (what dots ?) that it was Iran based on markings (what markings ?)

    • FlorianGeyer

      They were the dots in his favourite colouring book that his mother sent him last week.
      ” Captain America. Mission to Iran “

  • neutrinox

    I completely agree with hawk eye US Air forces. Three were 2 Iranian passports found at site.

    • zman

      No doubt.

    • FlorianGeyer

      That made me laugh.
      Thank you :)

  • Solomon Krupacek

    two sides of the coin

    1 side
    i wrote several times, the huthis should avoid to do such steps. they are right, but the other side will use as excuse for harder military steps. and huthis are simply not enough strong to fight with half of world.little bit sun tsu would be welcome.

    2nd side
    if iranian export erticle is reason wor war, what are american bombs, american mercenaries killing civil people???

    some countries in security council of UN should turn the debate in this way, too.

  • zman

    This rings as true as Colin Powells UN speech about Iraqi WMDs.

  • John Whitehot

    they need to sell their anti-missile sams pronto. even if saudis will actually buy s-400s they would not get them until 2020 and all. the us is probably begging the royals to buy their Thaads as we speak and a missile hitting Ryad, whoever fired it, is an opportunity that can’t be left unused.

  • Raptar Driver

    The Saudi perverts need God to sort them out, let us bring them together!

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Yea well the USAF also claims they were the good guys in the second world war while the exterminated millions of indigenous tribes in both Europe and Asia.
    The USAF has always been the bad guys in every single war they have ever fought in.
    Case closed.

    • Blucross

      …Case Closed ? Dang you write like one of those Commie Antifas.

  • goingbrokes

    Yes and 9/11 was done by Iran too, the dancing Iranians were spotted! And Daesh is in fact funded by Iran, the double game is breath taking. The Houthis have Iranian passports. Iran controls both China and Russia and uses them as a proxy force against the innocent Americans. And Nazi Germany got its inspirations from Iran. They also have about 400 undeclared nuclear weapons with which they threaten Europe. And they just stole the entire gold reserve of the Bank of International Settlements, but no one will talk about it because it is so embarrassing. Iran plans to launch the new world reserve currency on the back of taking control of all ME oil reserves. Oh yes, and Iranians run Google and assassinated JFK, organised the ghastly Maidan uprising in Ukraine. They also founded Israel because there simply was not enough credible opposition in the ME. Did I forget anything…