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Al-Jubeir: ‘There Is No Doubt’ Iranian-Built Missile Shot from Yemen ‘Act of Aggression’

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Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia had the right to defend itself against Iran and would take "appropriate" actions to counter Iranian aggression against the Kingdom, according to an interview the foreign minister gave to CNN.

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Market Reactions

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