The Saudi-led coalition announced on December 16, that its warplanes have destroyed several missile workshops of the Houthis in the Saada province in northern Yemen over the last few days.
According to the Saudi-led coalition, the workshops were run by “foreign” experts who worked there on making and modifying ballistic missiles for the Houthis. The Saudi-led coalition claimed that several Houthi fighters and “foreign” experts were killed in the airstrikes.
In a related development, Brigadier General Abdo Majali spokesman for pro-Hadi forces claimed on December 15, that the Saudi-led coalition has identified over 250 Iranian experts, and military advisors in the provinces of Saada and al-Hudaydah. Pro-Hadi forces spokesman added that the supposed experts are developing missiles for the Houthis and providing them with military training.
Brig. Gen. Majali stressed that pro-Hadi forces and the Saudi-led coalition are working on a plan to eliminate these supposed experts after besieging them in several areas.
The Saudi-led coalition airstrikes and the pro-Hadi forces claims came only few days after a press conference of US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley in which she said that Iran is “global threat” and presented what she called an “evidence” of Iran involvement in Yemen. Many experts viewed Haley’s conference as a US green light to Saudi Arabia to step up its military operations in Yemen.