Iran confesses Houthi rockets ‘made in Tehran’

Aug 17
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Al-Arabiya
Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) has said that missiles made in Tehran were recently used in Yemen by Houthi militias in cross border attacks against Saudi Arabia.

The Zelzal-3 rockets are Iranian-made solid propellant missiles that has been known to be used by Iranian, Syrian and Hezbollah forces.

The news comes despite Iranian denials earlier this month of their direct involvement in sending weapons to Yemen.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday managed to intercept two ballistic missiles that were fired into the Saudi border city of Najran, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

According to the Iranian news agency, those rockets that were fired and intercepted were found to be Zelzal-3 rockets.

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