沙特国王与美总统川普讨论导弹拦截

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月6日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

沙特利雅得哈立德国王国际机场停靠的一架沙特航空公司的飞机。沙特军方11月3日拦截了一枚从也门射往该机场的弹道导弹。
沙特利雅得哈立德国王国际机场停靠的一架沙特航空公司的飞机。沙特军方11月3日拦截了一枚从也门射往该机场的弹道导弹。

沙特阿拉伯国家媒体说,军方拦截了从也门发射的一枚弹道导弹,导弹瞄准的是利雅得东北部的哈立德国王国际机场。

伊朗支持的也门境内的胡塞武装声称对沙特部队星期六截获的这枚导弹负责。

沙特当局表示,这枚导弹没有造成人员伤亡或重大损失。胡塞武装说,他们的目标是机场。

白宫说,川普总统与沙特国王萨勒曼讨论了截获导弹的有关情况。

川普指责伊朗应对针对利雅得的导弹袭击事件。他在周日乘空军一号飞往日本的途中对记者说:“我认为,伊朗对沙特阿拉伯动了手,而我们的系统把它击倒了。”他指的是沙特阿拉伯从美国购买的爱国者导弹拦截系统。川普说, “这证明我们多么棒,没有人制造我们能造的,现在我们出售到世界各地。”

沙特阿拉伯正在领导消灭也门境内胡塞武装势力的使命,但暴力已经开始蔓延到境外。

沙特今年7月在穆斯林一年一度的朝圣之旅开始前一个月,在麦加附近击落了一枚从也门发射的弹道导弹。

Saudi King, Trump Talk About Intercepted Missile

Saudi Arabian state media say the country's military has intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen and aimed at the King Khalid International Airport northeast of Riyadh.

Iran-backed Houthi fighters in Yemen have claimed responsibility for the missile, which was intercepted by Saudi forces Saturday.

Saudi authorities said the missile caused no casualties or major damage. The Houthis said they were targeting the airport.

The White House said President Donald Trump talked to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud about the intercepted missile.

Trump, blaming Iran for the missile attack on Riyadh, told reporters on board Air Force One Sunday while flying to Japan, "A shot was taken by Iran, in my opinion, at Saudi Arabia. And our system knocked it down," a reference to the Patriot missile batteries Saudi Arabia purchased from the U.S. "That's how good we are. Nobody makes what we make and now we're selling it all over the world."

Saudi Arabia is leading a mission in Yemen to eliminate the Houthi forces, but the violence has begun to spill over the border.

In July, the Saudis shot down a ballistic missile from Yemen near Mecca, a month before Muslims began their annual pilgrimage to the city.