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Yemen conflict: Saudi ban 'catastrophic' for aid

Yemen conflict: Saudi ban 'catastrophic' for aid
From BBC - November 7, 2017

Aid agencies are seeking urgent access for humanitarian supplies to war-torn Yemen, after the Saudi-led coalition closed all routes into the country.

The UN and the Red Cross said a "catastrophic" situation threatened millions who rely on life-saving aid.

Saudi Arabia justified the move saying Houthi rebels were being supplied with weapons from Iran, and has accused Tehran of "direct military aggression".

Iran denies arming the rebels, who have fought the coalition since 2015.

On Saturday, a ballistic missile was intercepted near the Saudi capital.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said providing rockets to the rebels "may be considered an act of war".

The US permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, said Saturday's missile and others could be of Iranian origin.

She said Iran was violating two UN resolutions simultaneously and said it should be held accountable.

She appeared to be referring to:

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