Yemen PM: Airport attack by Iran-backed rebels meant to ‘eliminate’ government

Missile attack in Aden killed 25 people, targeted prime minister’s plane as it landed, the arrival hall and the VIP lounge

Fighters with the Saudi-backed coalition assess the damage inside the airport of Yemen’s southern city of Aden on December 31, 2020, a day after explosions rocked the building, killing or injuring dozens of people. (Saleh Al-OBEIDI / AFP)

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s prime minister on Saturday said that a missile attack on the airport in Aden was meant “to eliminate” the country’s new government as it arrived in the key southern city — a daring assault which he blamed on Iran-backed rebels.

Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed spoke to The Associated Press in an interview conducted at his office in the Mashiq Palace in Aden. It was the leader’s first interview with international media after he survived Wednesday’s attack that killed at least 25 people and wounded 110 others.

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