Saudis Call Missile Attack "Blatant Act Of Aggression" By Iran, "Could Be Considered Act Of War"

Tyler Durden's picture

War is coming...

This weekend's chaos in the middle east just got considerably more serious.

Yesterday we detailed reports that the Saudis intercepted a ballistic missile over the nation's capital Riyadh...

At the time, Al Jazeera reported that Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they launched the Yemeni-made, long-range ballistic missile Burqan 2-H (with a range of 500 kilometers) from the Saudi-Yemeni border before being intercepted.

But tonight, according to a statement from the Saudi coailition carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, the missile that targeted Riyadh has been called "a direct military aggresion" by Iran against Sauid Arabia,  that "could rise to be considered an act of war." Furthermore, the Saudi-led coalition has closed all Yemen's land, sea and air ports after missile targeted Riyadh.

Following on what the Coalition had previously announced regarding the ballistic missiles launched by the Iranian-controlled Houthi militias from within Yemeni territory that targeted the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the most recent of which was the flagrant military aggression by the Iranian-controlled Houthi militias which targeted the city of Riyadh on November 11, 2017 (Corresponding to 15/2/1439 Hijri) using a ballistic missile with a range of more than 900 Km.


And, after the thorough examination of the debris of these missiles, including the missile launched on July 22, 2017 (Corresponding to 28/10/1438 Hijri) by experts in military technology, has confirmed the role of Iran's regime in manufacturing these missiles and smuggling them to the Houthi militias in Yemen for the purpose of attacking the Kingdom, its people, and vital interests.


The Coalition's command considers the Iranian regime's action in supplying the Houthi militias that it commands with these missiles to be a blatant violation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions that prohibit nations from arming these militias, specifically UNSC Resolution (2216). Further, Iran's role and its direct command of its Houthi proxy in this matter constitutes a clear act of aggression that targets neighboring countries, and threatens peace and security in the region and globally.


Therefore, the Coalition's Command considers this a blatant act of military aggression by the Iranian regime, and could rise to be considered as an act of war against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and thus affirms the legitimate right of the Kingdom to defend its territory and people in accordance with Article (51) of the U.N. Charter. The Coalition Command also affirms that the Kingdom reserves its right to respond to Iran in the appropriate time and manner, in accordance with international law and based upon the right of self-defense, including the defense of its territory, its people, and its vital interests, which is enshrined in international agreements and conventions including the UN Charter.


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 against the Kingdom, the Yemeni people, and the peoples of countries in the region, which constitutes blatant violations to international humanitarian laws, the Coalition’s Command has decided to temporarily close all Yemeni ground, air, and sea ports. These measures will be implemented while taking into consideration the continuation of the entry and exit of humanitarian supplies and crews in accordance with the Coalition’s updated procedures.


The Coalition Command calls upon all relevant parties to adhere to the inspections, entry, and exit procedures to and from Yemeni ports of entry designated by the Coalition that will be announced later. All necessary legal steps will be taken against violators of these procedures. The Coalition Command calls upon the brethren Yemeni people and all civilian and humanitarian crews to avoid areas of combat operations, areas populated by the Houthi armed militia, areas and ports exploited by this Iranian-controlled militia to smuggle weapons, and areas from which this militia launch its attacks against the Kingdom. The Coalition also calls upon diplomatic missions to avoid areas that are not controlled by the Legitimate Government of Yemen.


The Coalition Command calls upon the international community and the United Nations Security Council including the sanctions committee established by the Council for the implementation of UNSC Resolution 2216, to take all necessary legal measures to hold Iran accountable for its violation of UN Security Council Resolutions, primarily resolution 2216, in addition to its violations of provisions and principles of international law that criminalize the aggression against other states, due to: Iran's direct involvement in the unlawful smuggling of weapons to the Houthi Militia under its control, which threatens international peace and security; its aggression against the territory and people of Saudi Arabia and other neighboring countries; and its continued support for the Houthi militia in violation of international resolutions that aim to restore legitimacy in Yemen.

The timing is fascinating.

What better way to get the price of oil up before an Aramco IPO - which President Trump just happened to mention out of the blue.

And amid increasing evidence of Saudi rapprochement with Russia and China - and the growing de-dollarization of the anti-unipolar world - a Saudi war with Iran would require the latter to be supported by Washington to survive... which perhaps could be quid pro quo for ending any chatter about the death of the petrodollar.

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Bes's picture

just the pretense

trump and the MIC


moar war bitchez

over the cliff


money money money


espirit's picture

Better get used to livin' on a whole lot less...

Truther's picture

Better ready for WWIII instead.

InsaneBane's picture

Which path to Persia? I think we have our answers ladies and gents..

InsaneBane's picture

Operation Northwoods 101, these dustbiters are slow they can learn cleaning.

Barry Madingo-Odongo's picture

What about those submarines...? oh I forget we gave them a load of weapons.

And Germany gave Israel submarines...believe me folks it's gonna be a great show..Sit back and relax.

loebster's picture

Israhell WAGS the US which wags Saudi Arabia (lest the coup d'etat succeeds).

All for Greater Israhell.

bobcatz's picture

There has not been peace in the MidEast the moment those FAKE HEBREWS moved in the neighborhood, always stirring the pot of war.

Evil is as evil does.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Russia's and Iran's calls to move to the economy of Blockchain and leave the $ is what triggered the US to take the initiative to be the ones making the in the open aggresive moves. 

InsaneBane's picture

These are banksters moves NOT moves of nations. And the blockCHAIN is were the banksters want't US.

pynky01's picture

muzzies killing muzzies.... gotta love it... ma, ma where is the corn we gotta watch this... ...let me see if I got this;;; bombs falling all over Yemen=so what... one missile throws up some sand in Saudi=WAR WAR WAR...lets attack Iran...OK I get it ... the marxist/zionist  jew is your enema... 

SheHunter's picture

Take a frickin' chill pill.  Google the supposed incident on Reuters.  Nothing burger.  Tyler banking on making a few bucks from his readers clicking on this tidbit.  Trump felt some testesterone and accused Iran of the incident.  no proof.  all talk.  Nada.

Mr. Kwikky's picture

Fuck me, a bbq and we ain't invited?

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Continuation of the ancient SUNNI and SHIITE conflict ... what else do we need to know? Probably nothing!!

America needs to STAY OUT OF IT!!

Mr. Kwikky's picture

We don't have anything to say about the military/navy/air force if Wall Street wan't us to go to war..we go to war. It's called crisis initiation..

Troll Magnet's picture

Fuck’em, Kwikky. I’ll bring some weed. Let’s get high and order pizza.

Winston Churchill's picture

Are you sure you arent the entree ?

I'd guess there still a lot on infighting going on in the KSA right now,the foreign enemy card is being

played to rally the troops.Arabs are very big on talk,action not so much.

KSA against Iran in a fight,not even worth the price of a ticket.KO in the first round to Iran,even if

they were only armed with pitchforks.They aren't.

Mr. Kwikky's picture

To me it's all smoke and mirrors, it's a classic false flag operation. And the House of Saud are not what they claim to be..they are imposters.

Cui bono? Israel, plain and simple

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Juggernaut x2's picture

Classic overreach by (((them)))- they can't control a country the size of New Hampshire- how are they going to control hundreds of thousands of sq miles?

Freddie's picture

Persians are serious and intelligent people.  KSA is in big trouble.  Oil fields are old and dying.  Demographics have too many young people, too much welfare, too many Saudis hate the3 Rothschild House of Saud.

The Saudis are burning the candle at both ends.

Truther's picture

Fuck anyone whose name is Bin Saud. They will use any false flag to blame Iran and Hizballah or the Houthis.

Kushner the "bitch" was there and gave orders a few weeks ago. On the orders from BiBi the Zionist Joo.

Isn't it a coincidence wants the Aramco IPO now?


Fucking morons.


earleflorida's picture

this is israel's war. period!

think about it?

someone[?] inside houthi territory lobs off a missle and 'BINGO', the iranians did it!

give me a break,... MSM and stop insulting peoples intelligence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

East Indian's picture

If Saudis could intercept the missile, then they probably know its trajectory in advance ;)

Another false flag?

Bollockinell's picture

Only 1 missile sent ... can only be a false flag.

land_of_the_few's picture

It looked like they intercepted an automobile gearbox, some are saying.

Generous of the Yemenis to send that to them ...

BobEore's picture

Well - good on ya!

At least you've deviated slightly enough from the approved 'controlled opposition' media script to allow for the unsightly presence of the

MISSING ELEPHANT in the room which our cute atoryteller leaves out of the story - every time! Although, I realize that throwing in the reference to heroic 'Iran and the Houthis' does signal your adherence to the cause celebre of the psyop on display here.... at this point the brainwashing is so strong that - hey... every lil bit of break away from the hypnotic trance consensus helps!

Careful readers - were there any such critters still roaming the zheeple zoo zone - are quick to notice that the money quote here -

"And amid increasing evidence of Saudi rapprochement with Russia and China - and the growing de-dollarization of the anti-unipolar world - a Saudi war with Iran would require the latter to be supported by Washington to survive... which perhaps could be quid pro quo" ...

does not only line up the world into its' obligatory "good east/bad west" comic book geopolitical gravitas... but that it does so MINUS ALL MENTION of the puppeteer pulling the strings of ALL THE MENTIONED satrapies. As always... as we already know. BUT ... now its' time at last to l@@KSEE how come!!!

YES, ladies and hermaphrodites! We NEVER mention that salient truth in our daily missives to the exceptionalist fanbouys of the selfsuicide squad here... BECAUSE

we don't wnat them to ever line up the dots... as to why and how we pull the wool over their zheepish heads... every day!

Srael/Russia/China. And a gaggle of GULF states, Saudistan/Iran/Iraq/Kurdistan/ along with waterbouy transit state Turkiye... all part n parcel of the emerging Eurasian colassus which targets the western world for destruction. Yes... the "creative destruction" with which the millennialists herald the arrival of the 'new jerusalem' and 'Pax Sionista" ... a cartel of criminal talmudist mafiyas like the world has never seen.

The same one which has now taken over Merikas' government and industry - completely! If we mentioned that - our followers would get hopeless confused about how to "cheer along" to the psyop!

Who coulda seen it coming... they will moan... in final, last minute realization of the long obvious. But that's later - for now...

one moar time!!!!  'DEATH TO AMERIKA!' HURRAH FOR POUTINE! ALL ABOARD THE BRICS/OBOR EXPRESS! ... wait - one more thing you got - inadvertently right theire pal!

                                                                   ...Fucking morons.///

buttons/moutons! _/{Its' true I tells ya! The man and the dog are working together!)...

veritas semper vinces's picture

Exactly.Those are the true motives. Have you seen Trump's tweet : the US would appreciate the listing the IPO of  Amraco on the NY Stock Exchange?That was the price extracted for the US support of this coup.

See also the moves against Lebanon.Hariri's resignation and the attempt to say there was a plot to his life(denied by Lebanon army and Intelligence,by the way).

They are moving against Lebanon and Iran.

They are insane.

N0TME's picture


Bunch of MSM horse shit!

Problem, Reaction, Solution

abyssinian's picture

Bullish! buy stocks now, Dow going to 50,000 soon

philipat's picture

Perhaps the classic example of a Government turning to war to distract from domestic political and economic turmoil. And especially one that the US get easily get on board with. That missile could very easily have been a false flag?

serotonindumptruck's picture

KSA is circling the drain now, and while this crisis may have provided the needed pretext for the Saudis to declare war against Iran, I'm wondering which side Russia and China would support.

Saudi Arabia likely believes that the West will come to their aid if they unilaterally attack Iran and the Persians launch a massive and devastating missile attack against KSA.

This crisis has all of the criteria necessary to provide the spark that ignites World War III.

Boeing Boy's picture

If US dollar inc is threatened, the marines and F18s will go in. But I am not so sure this time round......the kingdom of SA is utterly toxic amongst voters.

Winston Churchill's picture

One look at a world atlas will tell  you who they will support.KSA is a backwater and Iran holds

the key strategic geographical position.Exactly why Uncle Scam has fucked with them so much

since WWII.Iran is vital for the OBOR,which is why Uncle Scam is fucking with them again.

Afghanistan and Iran are  cursed by their geography,everyone covets them.

Nobody gives a shit about the KSA without their oil,and thats nearly gone,not much of a choice.

serotonindumptruck's picture

I agree with you, although if a war breaks out between the two countries, China and Russia will likely remain neutral until the West decides to jump in to protect whatever is left of their petrodollar interests.

veritas semper vinces's picture

They are foaming at their mouths that they could not subdue Iran.Any move against Iran will be the final ring bell sound for the Evil Empire. And I have no doubt that Russia and China will support Iran.

GETrDun's picture

Time for a MOAB(p)

N0TME's picture

"But Mohammad Ali Jafari, head of the Revolutionary Guards who are in charge of Iran’s missile program, said: “Mr Trump has said many baseless things and told many lies and frequently falsely accused Iran and this one of those slanders,” Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported."

Giant Meteor's picture

The timing is fascinating.

Ain't it tho ..

Truther's picture

One thing for sure. Russia nad China know the Trump game plan to protect the greenback toilet paper at all costs, even with human lives at that.

They will circumvent and push. Knowing how Putin always outsmarted the US, he is a grand chess player and knows where to bite where it will hurt.

The boomerang effect will be a bitch, Bitchezz. Just be ready and get the popcorn.

This will be one hell of a show.

peddling-fiction's picture

"This will be one hell of a show."

As long as the show is not on your front lawn.

Truther's picture

My front lawn is nothing but manmade quick sand  with a couple of Dobermen tied to a tree on the side, just in case any left over flesh is still jerkin' around.

Other than that, Thanks.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

""This will be one hell of a show."

As long as the show is not on your front lawn."

No, when it is on your front lawn, it is even moar one helluva show

veritas semper vinces's picture

This time the show will be on our front lawn.

Boeing Boy's picture

Love to see Saudi Arabia send its useless military to war. Be all over in 5 minutes.