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France warns of ballistic proliferation after Houthis target Riyadh
November 5, 2017 / 7:44 PM / 17 days ago

France warns of ballistic proliferation after Houthis target Riyadh

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign minister on Sunday said that a ballistic missile strike by Yemeni Houthi rebels targeting Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh showed that there was a danger of wider ballistic proliferation across the region.

FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during an address to the media at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE) in Mexico City, Mexico, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

“France strongly condemns the ballistic missile strike claimed by Houthi rebels,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement. “It highlights once again the danger ballistic proliferation poses to the entire region.”

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Edmund Blair

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