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Iranian paper stirs the pot claiming Yemen rockets may target Dubai next

By Rudaw 6/11/2017
An editorial from the Iranian Kayhan newspaper on November 6, 2017  reads that Dubai, in the United Arab of Emirates, will be next target for the missile attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Photo: screenshot
An editorial from the Iranian Kayhan newspaper on November 6, 2017 reads that Dubai, in the United Arab of Emirates, will be next target for the missile attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Photo: screenshot
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An Iranian newspaper that is close to the Supreme Leader ran a controversial headline on Monday suggesting that Houthi rebels in Yemen will next target Dubai, after recently firing a ballistic missile at Riyadh’s airport.
 
Kayhan ran an editorial saying that no area in Saudi Arabia is out of range of the missiles of Houthi rebels who are now in control of the capital Sanaa.
 
The article listed a number of targets including Riyadh, Jeddah, and Saudi’s oil and gas company Aramco. It added the Houthi rebels may even go a step further and target Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
 
The editor of Kayhan is the representative of the Supreme Leader at the newspaper.
 
The editorial breached press regulations concerning Iran’s national security, according to the press regulator as reported by national media.
 
The UAE is part of the Saudi-led alliance that launched an air and military campaign against Houthi rebels in 2015 following the start of the civil war between the Saudi-backed Yemen government and the Houthis.
 
The newspaper claimed that Saturday’s missile attack on Riyadh sent shockwaves through the ruling elite of the oil-rich kingdom and that young Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman would have not believed it possible the Houthis could target the Saudi capital.
 
The Saudi-led alliance has claimed that the missile was supplied to the rebels by Iran. Saudi’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday they will respond to the Iranian threat at an “appropriate time.”
 
The newspaper also ran a second piece on the missile issue, mocking US President Donald Trump’s statement that the missile fired at Riyadh’s airport was Iranian. It stated that the Saudi-led alliance was bombarding Yemen with weapons supplied by the United States and others.
 
The United Nations have recorded more than 13,000 civilian casualties in the civil war that has become a hot spot where Saudi Arabia and Iran are fighting for influence.
 
The two are also supporting rival parties in Syria, Bahrain, and to some extent in Iraq. 
 
Their rivalry has also caused upheaval in Lebanon. The country’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation over the weekend while visiting Saudi Arabia. He said he did so because Iran has planned to cause chaos and destruction in Lebanon and throughout the Arab world.
 
Hariri also accused the Iranian-backed Shiite movement Hezbollah of establishing a “state within a state” in Lebanon.
 
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Sunday that Hariri resigned at Saudi Arabia’s bidding.
 
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who is close to the Hezbollah, said on Monday that they will not accept Hariri’s resignation until they receive a “voluntary” statement from him.
 
Iran has denied the accusations that it undermined Lebanese state authority. It also denied that they have provided the Houthis with ballistic missiles.
 
The advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, visited Hariri in Lebanon just one day before he presented his resignation.

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ashur is my god | 6/11/2017
iran is peaceful nation and kurds should stay out of these american iranian war games. america already lost in syria lebanon yemen iraq afghanistan. who is winning? iranians.
guest2002 | 7/11/2017
those shiia jihadi savages ruling Iran are getting bolder,DUE MAINLY TO TRUMP'S STUPIDITY AND COWARDICE. TRUMP ALLOWED THE SHIIA JIHADIS USE AMERICAN WEAPONS AND INVADE KURDISH LANDS.NOW ,THOSE SHIIA JIHADIS WANT TO EXTEND THEIR CLAWS AND DESTABILIZE SAUDI ARABIA.WHICH MAKES THE OIL PRICES RISE AND POUR EVEN MORE MONEY INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE THIEVING SHIIA JIHADI SAVAGES. BUT I HAVE A FEELING THAT THEY ARE IN FOR A BIG SURPRIZE.SINCE IRAN PROVIDED THOSE MISSILES TO HOUTHIS AND TRAINED THEM AND SHOWED THEM HOW TO AIM SAUDI CAPITAL,AND ,KEYHAN,THE MOUTH PIECE OF THE SHIIA JIHADI RULERS OF IRAN EVEN KNOWS WHERE THE NEXT TARGETS WOULD BE, I WOULD NOT BE SURPRIZED THAT IF SAUDIS CONSIDER THAT AN ACT OF WAR BY IRAN.AND THOSE WHO WANT TO MAKE MONEY SHOULD BUY POPCORN STOCKS.IT IS GOING TO GO SKY HIGH!!!
Non kurd | 7/11/2017
Radical Khomeini terrorists ruling Iran must be wiped off the face of the earth. Sunni countries like Pakistan must nuke the mullah terrorists. That's the only way to bring peace.
Guest | 7/11/2017
Iranians are jealous losers. This is why they hate the rich gulf countries. They're mad that their country is a poor shit hole that nobody wants to visit while millions of people move to and visit dubai etc.
duroi | 7/11/2017
Iran is using its Shiite Arab proxies to fight in other Arab countries and now using Yamanis to damage Saudi Arabia cities. One of the main mistakes of Sunnis is that they have failed to move the war back into Iran itself and if they do, Iran will pay a much bigger price for waging war as a result of destruction of its own infrastructure and cities rather than cities in Syria, Iraq, Yaman, Saudi Arabia. The Ayatollahs will come to their senses, when they see their own infrastructures and cities are destroyed by the fire that they've started in the region. Bomb the SHIT out of 'em!
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