Saudi Arabia fighting the Houthis in Yemen has destroyed two explosive-laden boats used in an attempted attack by the Iran-aligned group in the Red Sea.
The Saudi State TV that reported on the incident on Wednesday did not give indications about the target of the attempted attack, which was in the southern part of the Red Sea.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have been engaged in talks since April to reduce bilateral tensions and possibly re-establish diplomatic relations. Iran’s foreign ministry confirmed this week that the conflict in Yemen was part of the talks.
Iran has been backing the Houthis with supplying weapons, Saudi Arabia , the United States and UN experts have said.
Reporting by Reuters
The coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to try to restore a Saudi-backed, internationally-recognized government toppled by the Houthis in 2014. The war has caused what the United Nations describes as the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.