Houthi rebels have told Al Jazeera they fired a long-range ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in retaliation to three years of air strikes that had decimated Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country. Muhammad al-Bukhaiti, a spokesman for the Houthis, said the rebels fired a Burkan 2-H missile - a Scud-type missile with a range of more than 800km - towards Riyadh late on Sunday, in "response to the bombing of Yemeni cities, and siege of the Yemeni people". Bukhaiti urged the Saudis to return to the negotiating table ahead of the third anniversary of the war, but vowed his group would not stop firing rockets until the kingdom ceased all aerial bombardment. Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Houthis, also claimed responsibility for the attack, reporting that the rebels also fired other missiles at airports in the southern Saudi cities of Abha, Jizan and Najran. Saudi State TV reported that it intercepted the missile over the northeastern part of the capital, with several videos shared on social media showed the alleged interception.