France on Thursday accused Iran of supplying weapons to Houthi militias in Yemen.
“There is a problem in Yemen, it is that the political process has not begun, that Saudi Arabia feels regularly attacked by the Huthis, who are themselves supplied with arms by Iran,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told RTL radio.
Iran has repeatedly denied arming the Houthis in Yemen, despite claims by the United States and Saudi Arabia that the evidence of an arms connection is irrefutable.
The Saudi-led Arab coalition on Monday said Iran was behind a barrage of Houthi missile attacks on the kingdom.
The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the missile attacks launched by the Houthis on Saudi Arabia, saying they posed a threat to regional security.
Saudi forces on Sunday intercepted seven missiles fired by the Houthi militias toward cities in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, killing one person.