Saudi Arabia tells UN Security Council Houthis responsible for Abha Airport attack

Updated 13 June 2019
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Saudi Arabia tells UN Security Council Houthis responsible for Abha Airport attack

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia told the UN Security Council on Thursday that the Houthis were responsible for the Abha Airport missile attack this week, and that Saudi investigations prove Iran is supporting the militia.

The Kingdom also said the Iranian support for the Houthis went against international resolutions.

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Bolton meets Japanese officials to discuss Iran, South Korea

Updated 6 min 9 sec ago
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Bolton meets Japanese officials to discuss Iran, South Korea

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to learn more about Washington’s intentions
  • Bolton, after meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Monday, said they “covered a lot of ground”

TOKYO: US National Security Adviser John Bolton has held talks with Japanese officials, presumably to discuss a US-led military coalition to safeguard shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid escalating tensions in the region.
Japan, whose use of force is limited to self-defense of itself and its allies under its pacifist constitution, is cautious about a military coalition.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to learn more about Washington’s intentions before deciding if or how Japan can cooperate.
Bolton, after meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Monday, said they “covered a lot of ground,” but did not elaborate.
Japanese media said Bolton might also discuss an escalating spat between Japan and South Korea over trade and wartime labor issues.