Tillerson says he hopes Rouhani ends Iran missile program in new term

Tillerson says he hopes Rouhani ends Iran missile program in new term

Saudi activists on social media reported hearing sounds of explosions in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, not so long after Sanaa government forces launched “Burkan-2” ballistic missile towards Riyadh this evening.

The Yemeni army says so far more than 100 ballistic missiles of various types have been fired at positions held by Saudi invaders inside and outside Yemen.

Tillerson, who is accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump on his first visit overseas to Saudi Arabia, said that deals worth $350 billion have been signed between U.S. companies and Saudi Arabia during the president's first day in Riyadh.

Trump, who is visiting Saudi Arabia during his first stop on his first foreign trip, was a vociferous opponent of the landmark pact, repeatedly referring to it on the campaign trail as one of the worst deals ever negotiated. The missile was launched by the Houthi militias in Yemen and targeted a non-populated area lying north to A Rain Governorate, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The war has killed more than 10,000 people, half of them civilians, and displaced over two million people, according to humanitarian agencies.

Al-Jubeir, seemingly stealing a line from Trump, said strengthening ties between the US and Saudi Arabia would help "drain the swamps from which extremism and terrorism emanate".

After two years of fighting, the conflict has displaced 3 million people, left almost 8,000 dead and injured more than 42,000.

"We want foreign companies to look at Saudi Arabia as a platform for exports to other markets", Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told the conference. He is expected to conclude arms deals amounting to $US100 billion, a boon for the USA military-industrial complex.