Saudi Arabia Charges Iran With ‘Act of War,’ Raising Threat of Military Clash – The New York Times

Saudi Arabia charged Monday that Iran had committed “a blatant act of military aggression” by providing its Yemeni allies with a missile fired at the Saudi capital over the weekend, raising the threat of a direct military clash between the two regional heavyweights.

The accusations represent a new peak in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran at a time when they are already fighting proxy wars in Yemen and Syria, as well as battles for political power in Iraq and Lebanon.

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The Saudi statement said the missile could be considered an “act of war” against the kingdom and triggered its right to self-defense under international law.

Saudi Arabia Charges Iran With ‘Act of War,’ Raising Threat of Military Clash – The New York Times