Middle Eastern Tempers FLARE! Saudi Arabia Says Regional Power Declared War On Their Country

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) says Iran has officially declared war on their country.

The announcement comes after the KSA intercepted a ballistic missile over their country’s airspace.

Per Daily Mail:

Tensions have been rising between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran, which are locked in conflicts across the Middle East, from Yemen and Syria to Qatar and Lebanon.

The crisis escalated on Saturday when the kingdom intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh’s [Saudia Arabia’s capital] international airport.

The rocket had been launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the Saudi’s war against Huthi rebels, backed by Iran.

The missile attack was the first aimed by the Shiite rebels at the heart of the Saudi capital, underscoring the growing threat posed by the raging conflict in Yemen.

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran Javad Zarif, in a series of tweets, condemned the KSA:

Iran is accusing the KSA for committing “war crimes”:

An Iranian foreign ministry statement quoted spokesman Bahram Ghassemi as saying the accusations by the coalition were ‘unjust, irresponsible, destructive and provocative’.

Ghassemi said the missile was fired by the Huthis in response ‘to war crimes and several years of aggression by the Saudis’.

The latest accusation increases tensions over the vitriolic region.