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Yemen Files Complaint at Security Council against ‘Hezbollah’

Yemen Files Complaint at Security Council against ‘Hezbollah’

Monday, 27 August, 2018 - 06:00
UN Security Council members at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (AFP)
New York, Riyadh – Asharq Al-Awsat
The Yemeni government filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council against the Iran-backed Lebanese “Hezbollah” party over its meddling in its internal affairs, reported

It said that the Iran-backed Houthi militias were being ordered by “Hezbollah” to hinder the UN-sponsored Geneva talks set for September 6.

The complaint referred to a recent speech by “Hezbollah” chief Hassan Nasrallah on June 29 in which he announced that his party members hope to fight in Yemen alongside the Houthis.

The government urged the Security Council to investigate “Hezbollah’s” meddling in Yemen.

On Saturday, Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis against the Kingdom.

Saudi-led Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that the missile was launched at the Najran region and deliberately directed at residential areas.

The air defenses destroyed the missile and no one was injured in the incident, he added.

This brings the total number of rockets fired by the Houthis against the Kingdom to 181, he remarked.

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