Report: Israeli weapons found in Saudi embassy in Yemen - Israel News, Ynetnews
Roi Kais, Ynet
Israeli made ammunition and weapons were part of a large cache of military material found in the Saudi embassy in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, according to a report on Saturday by the Iranian Fars News Agency.
In addition to the Israeli-made weapons, the report said that rebels had also uncovered documents detailing an American plan to build a military base on Mayyun Island, a Saudi-controlled island strategically positioned in the narrow entrance to the Red Sea between Yemen and the African continent. Fars said that the base would protect American interests in the region, namely Israel’s security.
The Iranian report included that Riyadh had asked Israel for a supply of advanced weapons for use by, what the report called, “the terrorist organizations in Yemen who are loyal to the fugitive President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.”
In April, Yemeni officials claimed that Saudi Arabia was using Israeli weapons in strikes against the Houthis. The Saudis organized a coalition of Arab nations in January to support the Yemen government militarily. The President was later forced to flee the country.