Saudi-led coalition says Houthi missiles a dangerous escalation

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday that ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia were a serious escalation and threat to regional and international security.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki told a news conference in Riyadh that Sunday’s missile attacks on the Saudi capital were a clear violation of international law and accused the Houthis of smuggling weapons from Saudi Arabia’s arch-rival Iran.

Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Catherine Evans