The Saudi air defense systems intercepted an enemy projectile over Riyadh just days ago with little information regarding the weapon’s origin; The Houthi Rebels claimed to have no involvement.
Over the weekend, Saudi air defense systems responded to a hostile projectile that penetrated Saudi airspace over the capital city of Riyadh. Locals said they could hear at least one explosion take place, while others reported that they heard two. Some even recorded the explosion and posted it on social media outlets. Initial reports suggested that the weapon was some sort of missile. However, new sources claim that a drone may have been involved.
Whatever it was that was shot down over the Saudi capital, the primary issue now concerns the group taking responsibility for the attack – a new Iranian-backed Shiite proxy known as Alwiya al-Waad al-Haq (Brigades of the Righteous Promise). The group is another Iraq-based Iranian proxy, claiming that the attack was justified because they believe Saudi nationals were responsible for recent bombings in Baghdad that killed more than 30 people.
ISIS actually claimed responsibility for this attack.
However, previous threats from the Iranians towards the Gulf Region reveal this attempt at a justified attack from its proxy to be nothing more than a front for the Iranian regime’s tactics. It has a history of carrying out all of its attacks via proxies in order for Tehran to keep its hands clean.
In what is perhaps an even more alarming threat, the group is now threatening to strike Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world and is located in Dubai, UAE.
The Iranians have threatened the Gulf State(s) before following their individual decisions to pursue the normalization of diplomatic ties with Israel. These countries include Bahrain, the UAE, and even Saudi Arabia despite the fact that there has been no official agreement between Israel and the Saudi Kingdom. And as the new administration takes over in the US, the world can expect to see the boldness of the Iranian regime increase via its proxies in the Middle East.