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The statement backed defence links between the allies following Saudi Arabia’s decision to blockade Yemen’s ports to stop weapons coming in from Iran.
Marine Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said: “We continue to maintain strong defence ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and work together on common security priorities to include combat operations against violent extremist organisations, and neutralising Iran’s destabilising influence in the Middle East region.”
A coalition led by Saudi Arabia have closed all ground, air and sea access to Yemen following a rocket attack on Riyadh, claim reports.Related articles
The missile attack, thought to have been launched by Shiite Houthi fighters, was manufactured by Iran, Saudi Arabia claimed.
They said the attack was a “clear act of aggression” by Iran and “could rise to be considered an act of war”.
The Pentagon backed the claims revealing Iran’s “malign role in Yemen and its provisions of dangerous missile systems to Houthi militants”.