The Coalition named Egyptian national Abdulmotalib Ahmed Hussain Ali as the victim
Newly declassified evidence reaffirms Iran is behind Houthi’s advanced military capability and long range ballistic missiles
Seven ballistic missiles intercepted yesterday bring the total count to 104 over three years
Coalition spokesperson urges the UN Security Council to hold Iran accountable for breaching its resolutions
March 27 – Riyadh – Spokesperson for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malki named Egyptian national Abdulmotalib Ahmed Hussain Ali as the victim of Sunday night’s ballistic missile attacks on the Kingdom by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, expressing condolences and support for the family.
Addressing ambassadors, military attachés, media and NGO representatives in Riyadh, Col. Al-Malki also presented debris of multiple missiles launched towards the Kingdom and unveiled newly declassified evidence that proves beyond reasonable doubt that Iran is providing Houthis with advanced military capability, including UAVs, sea-born IEDs and unmanned speed boats, as well as surface-to-surface Zelzal rockets, mid-range Sayyad and long-range Qiam ballistic missiles.
The seven ballistic missiles – intercepted over Riyadh, Jazan, Najran and Khamis Mushait – brought the total number of missiles launched towards Saudi Arabia to an unprecedented 104 during the three years of conflict.
“All of the Houthi missiles bear clear fingerprints of the Iranian regime – world’s main state sponsor of terrorism. Due to their support, the Houthis became the first militia in the world with long-range ballistic missile capability, threatening not only regional but also international security. The UN Security Council should take action to hold the Iranian regime accountable for infringing its resolutions and threatening regional security,” said Col. Al-Malki.
Citing the Article 51 of the UN Charter, Col. Al-Malki also said the Coalition has the right to defend its territories and retaliate to Iran at a suitable time.
Unveiling the debris of the missiles launched towards Riyadh in December for the first time, Col. Al-Malki also presented declassified intelligence material on strategic Iranian involvement in the Yemen conflict, including satellite imagery, and compared the shrapnel collected across Kingdom against material published on Houthi propaganda media.
The spokesperson invited the audience to inspect the debris for themselves, pointing to Iranian engineering specifics visible on the Iranian Qiam missiles, such as the larger number of external valves, extended tail that magnifies reach, and the engine part bearing the logo of the Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group – five subsidiaries of which are under the US Treasury sanctions for supporting Iranian ballistic missile programme.
The mechanism of smuggling starts with the Iranians dividing the larger ballistic missiles into four parts, which are then separately smuggled through Hodaydah port, and later reassembled under Iranian expert supervision, the spokesperson said, showcasing the welding parts visible on the debris.
Highlighting another critical development, the Spokesperson revealed satellite imagery showing the International Sanaa airport now being used as a Houthi military base, station for the smuggled arms and the launchpad for ballistic missiles.