Yemen rebels can reach ‘strategic’ targets in Saudi Arabia, UAE, leader says

April 23, 2019

The Times of Israel:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s rebel chief warned Monday that the rebels could launch attacks against targets in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who lead a military coalition against them.

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said the rebels were prepared to continue fighting the coalition in a four-year war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine.

“We are ready on the ground and on the fronts,” he said in a rare television interview broadcast by the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV.

“We are ready for sacrifice. We are ready with men, money and weapons.”

Houthi said the rebels have the capabilities to reach “important and strategic” targets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE if there is an escalation of fighting in the key port city of Hodeida.

“The missiles can reach Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai…vibrant and sensitive targets,” he said.

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