Thwarting a Houthi attack targeting Saudi Arabia … and the coalition is threatening


Thwarting a Houthi attack targeting Saudi Arabia … and the coalition is threatening

The Security Council called for a cessation of hostilities, especially in Marib

Friday – 2 Shawwal 1442 AH – May 14, 2021 AD Issue No. [

Intercepting a missile in the sky of the Kingdom (Archives)

Riyadh: «Asharq Al-Awsat»

The forces of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy intercepted, at the dawn of Eid al-Fitr, a hostile act carried out by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, and were able to intercept and destroy aircraft and ballistic missiles launched towards Saudi Arabia.
The coalition forces stated that eight drones and three ballistic missiles were intercepted and destroyed.
In addition, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation strongly condemned the hostile action of the terrorist Houthi militia, and Dr. Toward civilians and civilian objects (war crimes), and flagrant defiance of international laws, norms, and agreements.
While the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the hostile action by the Houthi militia, and affirmed its support to Saudi Arabia in the face of attacks aimed at undermining the security and stability of Saudi Arabia, and called on the international community to condemn these terrorist acts that violate international laws and norms.
In addition, the UN Security Council called on Wednesday, in a statement approved by the consensus of its member states, for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, “especially in Marib” (center), where clashes have intensified recently, according to the UN envoy.
The German News Agency quoted the Security Council during a monthly meeting on Yemen, which was followed by closed consultations, “Only a permanent ceasefire and a political understanding can end the conflict and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.”
The council’s fifteen members also affirmed their support for the UN envoy, Martin Griffiths, who will step down after his appointment as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs, and said that they “hope that the Houthis will meet with him soon.” Washington had accused the Houthis of wasting a “great opportunity” for peace in Yemen by recently refusing to meet Griffiths, which carries a “fair agreement” according to the United States.
Griffiths expressed to the Security Council his regret that the parties are far from reaching an agreement, with the escalation of clashes in Marib due to the Houthi attack, as well as “the absence of a political process that deprives Yemenis of hope for an imminent end to the conflict.”
“I fear that the Marib attack might give the impression (to its perpetrators) that the war can be won militarily,” he said. But a military invasion will not end the war decisively. This will only lead to new rounds of violence and unrest. ” The British diplomat added, “In the coming weeks, I will work with the parties to end negotiations on an agreement that would end the fighting, resolve critical humanitarian issues, and restart the political process.” “I hope the parties show the political will to move forward,” he said. And if necessary, I will invite her to meet in person to chart the way forward. ”


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