The Yemeni government on Saturday accused Iran of supplying Houthi rebels with drones used for cross-border attacks into Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh said it had shot down two drones in the south of the kingdom as well as intercepting ballistic missiles fired from rebel-held parts of Yemen, the latest in a series of similar incidents.
The Saudi-backed government said in a statement on Saturday that the drones are “made in Iran”. It added that Yemen’s military did not possess such aircraft and it was “impossible to manufacture them locally”.
Riyadh said its air defences intercepted five ballistic missiles and two drones launched from rebel-held Yemen.