WASHINGTON, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky. Pentagon chief James Mattis has accused Yemeni Houthi rebels continued shelling the territory of Saudi Arabia with the help of made in Iran missiles.
“We see that the Houthis launch Iran supplied missiles to Saudi Arabia… and this must end,” said reporters Mattis, quoted by the press service of the Pentagon.
He expressed the hope that the UN will help to resolve the conflict in Yemen by political means, and as soon as possible.
In Yemen in 2014, the ongoing armed conflict in which one side involved Houthi rebels from the Shiite movement “Ansar Allah” and those loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the army, and on the other, government forces and militia loyal to President Abd rabbu Mansour Hadi. The government from the air and on the ground receives support from Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia. In response, the militants regularly shell the border with Yemen parts of the Kingdom. The United States accused Iran in full support of the Houthis.