Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned Riyadh of Iran's "might," adding, "People more powerful than you have been unable to do anything against the Iranian people."
According to Rouhani, Yemeni Houthi rebels' missile attack targeting Saudi Arabia was a "reaction to aggression."
"How should the Yemeni people react to bombardment of their country. So they are not allowed to use their own weapons? You stop the bombardment first and see if the Yemenis would not do the same," Rouhani has stated.
The Iranian leader has also called Saudi Arabia belief in Iran being its "enemy," while considering the US and Israel its "friends" a "strategic mistake."
"The United States and their allies have mobilized all their capabilities against us and achieved nothing," Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.
Most recently, Iran has commented on a claim by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who had blamed Tehran for alleged arms supplies to the Houthis, calling the allegations "contrary to reality."
Yemen has been engulfed in a violent conflict between the government and Houthi rebels backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh since 2015, with a coalition backed by Saudi Arabia launching an aerial operation in the country at the request of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.