Saudi Arabia Closes Ports in Yemen

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Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which is involved in Yemeni war, has decided to temporarily close all sea, air and land ports in the country, the coalition said in a statement.

The move comes after a rebel-fired ballistic missile, which targeted Riyadh, was intercepted on November 4.

The measures will be implemented while taking into account the continuation of the entry and exit of humanitarian supplies and crews, the statement reads.

As explained, ports have been closed in an effort “to address the vulnerabilities in the current inspection procedures that led to the continuation of the supply of ballistic missiles and military equipment to the Houthi militias which enabled them to continue to commit crimes.”

The coalition calls upon all relevant parties to adhere to the inspections, entry and exit procedures to and from Yemeni ports that will be announced later.

Saudi Arabia is blaming Iran for supplying Houthi rebels with the missile but Iran has denied accusations.

Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting a proxy war in Yemen, struggling to gain more power in the Middle East.

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