Yemen rebels reportedly target Saudi airport with bomb-laden drone

In this Sunday, May 19, 2019 photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment-at-sea operation in the Arabian Sea, as Mideast tensions remain high between Tehran and the United States. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darion Chanelle Triplett/U.S. Navy via AP)

Yemeni Houthi rebels, who are allied with Iran, reportedly used a bomb-laden drone to attack a Saudi airport and military base on Tuesday.

The attack on the Saudi city of Najran came as tensions escalated between Iran and the U.S.

Tehran announced it had quadrupled its capacity to enrich uranium, a year after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark Iran nuclear deal that exchanged the curbing of Iran’s nuclear program for sanctions relief.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is seeking expanded powers to confront an “economic war,” said in a televised speech that Iran would “not bow to bullies.”

U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said since the U.S. sent military resources to the Persian Gulf region, signs indicated that a once-imminent Iranian or Iranian-backed attack on U.S. interests in the region was “on hold.”

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