Saudi warns Iran over Houthi airport attack

Riyadh accused Tehran on Thursday (June 13th) of ordering a Houthi (Ansarallah) missile strike which wounded 26 people at a Saudi airport, and warned of "grave consequences", AFP reported.

"The continuation of the Iranian regime’s aggression and reckless escalation, whether directly or through its militias, will result in grave consequences," deputy defence minister Prince Khaled bin Salman tweeted.

The Houthis hit the civilian airport in the popular mountain resort of Abha in the south-west of the kingdom on Wednesday, damaging the arrivals hall and forcing its closure for several hours.

"We will confront the Houthi militia's crimes with unwavering resolve," said Prince Khaled, a son of King Salman.

"Their targeting of a civilian airport exposes to the world the recklessness of Iran's escalation and the danger it poses to regional security and stability," he said.

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