WEB Notes: They are so excited by this news, manufactured or not is anyone’s guess. Even if Iran did sell off some missiles, the US has been doing the same thing for years. The US uses drones to bomb the nations of the world, killing innocent lives to “fight terrorism” and no one seems to care. But if Iran sells a missile, well that is an act of war they say.
Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations.
The comments by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees the Air Force’s Central Command in Qatar, further internationalizes the yearslong conflict in Yemen — the Arab world’s poorest country.
Saudi Arabia long has accused Iran of giving weapons to the Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies, though Tehran has just as long denied supplying them. Riyadh quickly backed up Harrigian’s allegations in a statement to The Associated Press.