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EU Condemns Houthi-Launched Missile Targeting Riyadh

EU Condemns Houthi-Launched Missile Targeting Riyadh

Monday, 6 November, 2017 - 18:15
A member of the Saudi security forces stands guard as other demonstrate their skills during a military exercise in Arar, near Saudi Arabia's northern border with Iraq March 18, 2015. (File: Reuters)

The European Union condemned the firing of a ballistic missile in the direction of Riyadh by the Houthi militia in Yemen.

A European spokeswoman described on Monday the attack as a serious escalation, saying that such action is unacceptable and contrary to international law.

On the other hand, Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday a list including 40 names of leaders and members responsible for planning, executing and supporting various terrorist activities by attributed to Iran-backed Houthi terrorists, as well as offering financial rewards for information leading to their arrest or whereabouts.

In a statement published on the Saudi state-owned news agency SPA, the Kingdom renewed its commitment to combat terrorism, dry up its sources of financing, fight extremist ideology and tools of its publication and promotion and its continuous action to eradicate it and protect the society from it and based on the dedicated increasing of terrorist activity by Houthi militias.

Houthis have shown a continuous endeavor to harm the Kingdom's security with support of the Iranian regime (the sponsor of the all terrorist organizations in the region) and detected bolstered Houthi cooperation with the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist organization.

More so, Houthis have sought to work with within framework of exchanging expertise and enhancing military capabilities among these terrorist organizations and the use of ballistic missiles in a grave precedent in which these dangerous missiles are made available to these rogue terrorist organizations in a direct threat to the Kingdom's cities which aims at terrorizing the innocent and harming the Kingdom's security, stability, tranquility and public order.

The Kingdom announces the first list of 40 names of leaders and elements responsible for planning, implementing and supporting the Houthi terrorist group's various terrorist activities.

Saudi Arabia also announced financial rewards to any one providing information leading to the arrest of those blacklisted.

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