US State Department condemns Houthi attacks on civilians in Saudi Arabia


In a statement on Sunday, the US State Department condemned Houthi attempts to attack civilians in Saudi Arabia.

The ministry called on the Houthis to stop attacks inside and outside Yemen, abide by the ceasefire, and work to reach a peaceful solution in Yemen under the auspices of the United Nations.

The ministry added that the Houthi attacks on Marib exacerbate the humanitarian crisis and prolong the conflict.

Earlier, the US mission to Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the recent Houthi missile attack on the eastern region of the Kingdom, which resulted in the injury of two children and damage to a number of homes.

She explained that attacking civilians is totally illegal and unacceptable, and such attacks do not serve any legitimate military objectives, but rather prolong the conflict in Yemen.

“We once again urge the Houthis to immediately stop these senseless attacks and start working towards a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the conflict. The United States remains committed to its long-term strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia, in addition to its commitment to helping the kingdom defend its people and lands.”

targeting a commercial airliner

Earlier, the US embassy had also condemned the continued terrorist Houthi attempts to target civilians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, noting that the Houthi militia’s attack was prolonging the suffering of Yemenis.

A few days ago, the official account of the US Embassy in Riyadh said on Twitter: “We strongly condemn the Houthi attack yesterday on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Houthis bombed the Abha Civil Airport, wounding 8 civilians and damaging a commercial airliner, and we call on the Houthis once again to abide by the ceasefire.” Fire and enter into negotiations with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Yemen.

He added, “The Houthis are continuing their attacks on Saudi Arabia, including yesterday’s attack, which is prolonging the Yemeni conflict and the suffering of Yemenis, and jeopardizing peace efforts at a critical time. The Houthis must abide by the ceasefire now.”

On Tuesday, the Arab coalition in support of legitimacy announced the interception of booby-trapped Houthi drones, which tried to target Abha International Airport, which resulted in the injury of eight people.

Arab and international condemnations

Britain also condemned the ballistic missile attacks that targeted Saudi Arabia last night. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the attacks as “reckless behavior” by the Houthis, facilitated by Iran, threatening innocent civilians and impeding efforts to achieve regional stability.

Bahrain strongly condemned the Iranian-backed terrorist militia’s continued systematic and deliberate launching of (booby-trapped) drones towards the Kingdom, targeting safe civilians and civilian facilities, in flagrant violation of international norms and laws, praising the efficiency and vigilance of the Saudi Air Defense Forces, which managed today to intercept four drones. and destroy it.

The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed Bahrain’s firm position of solidarity with Saudi Arabia against everything that targets its security, stability and territorial integrity, reiterating its call on the international community to take deterrent measures against the terrorist Houthi militia and all those who support it.

The UAE also expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the attempts of the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilian areas and objects in the Kingdom in a systematic and deliberate manner.

In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed that the continuation of these terrorist attacks by the Houthi group reflects its blatant defiance of the international community, and its disregard for all international laws and norms.

The ministry urged the international community to take an immediate and decisive stance to stop these aggressive acts that target vital and civilian facilities and the security of the Kingdom, stressing that the continuation of these terrorist attacks is evidence of these militias’ efforts to undermine security and stability in the region.

The UAE Foreign Ministry renewed the UAE’s full solidarity with the Kingdom regarding these terrorist attacks, standing with it in one line against every threat to its security and stability, and supporting it in all measures it takes to preserve its security and the safety of its citizens and residents, stressing that “the security of the Emirates and the security of the Kingdom are indivisible. And that any threat or danger facing the Kingdom is considered by the state as a threat to its security and stability system.

In turn, the Republic of Djibouti strongly condemned the Houthi attacks, as Djibouti’s ambassador to the Kingdom, Dia Eddin Bamakhrama, expressed the right of the Kingdom to take the steps it takes against these terrorist attacks, as they are in accordance with international law and norms.

The General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers also condemned in the strongest terms the repeated terrorist operations carried out by the Houthi militias.

The General Secretariat of the Council, which is based in Tunisia, stressed in a statement today the need to “hold the perpetrators of these terrorist acts, which are heinous war crimes, to account, and renew its absolute support for all measures taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to preserve its lands and facilities and the safety of its citizens and residents.”

She praised the great roles played by the Saudi Air Defense Forces and the coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen to protect civilians and confront the repeated terrorist attempts by these militias supported by money and weapons from external parties, targeting innocent civilians and civilian infrastructure, and through which they aim to destabilize security and stability in Yemen. The region, with deliberately aggressive practices that violate the rules of international humanitarian law, undermine the efforts of the United Nations in Yemen and the chances of reaching a political solution to end the conflict in it.

In turn, the Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Adel Al-Asumi, condemned the systematic and deliberate Houthi attack to target civilian objects in the Eastern Province, Najran and Jazan, which was thwarted by the Saudi-led coalition forces.

In a statement, Al-Soumi warned against the continuation of the cowardly terrorist acts of the Houthi militia, which reflects its insistence on continuing its vicious attacks on the Kingdom, which are “war crimes”, and rejecting calls to end the war in Yemen and reach a peaceful solution that ends the suffering of the Yemeni people.

The Speaker of the Arab Parliament called on the international community to take urgent and decisive action against the crimes and violations against humanity committed by the Houthi terrorist militia, backed by the Iranian regime, and to hold the perpetrators of these crimes accountable.

Islamic solidarity

Al-Soumi expressed the Arab Parliament’s solidarity and support for the Kingdom in all the measures it takes to defend its lands and preserve its security and the safety of its citizens and residents.

In a statement today, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, also expressed his strong condemnation of the ballistic attack towards the eastern region and Najran, stressing the support and support of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for all measures taken by the Kingdom to protect its lands, security and stability.

The Secretary-General stressed that the organization condemns the terrorist practices committed by the Houthi militia and those who stand behind it and provide it with money and weapons, considering these acts as “war crimes”.


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