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Saudi Royal Court Adviser Decries Houthi Militias Obtaining Far-Reaching Ballistic Missiles

Saudi Royal Court Adviser Decries Houthi Militias Obtaining Far-Reaching Ballistic Missiles

Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 18:15
A still image taken from a video distributed by Yemen's pro-Houthi Al Masirah television station on November 5, 2017, shows what it says was the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Riyadh's King Khaled Airport on Saturday, Houthi Military Media Unit via REUTERS TV

Adviser at the Saudi Royal Court and Supervisor of King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabia'ah, currently on a visit to Norway, condemned terrorist organizations such as Houthi militias, which recently launched a missile with a range of more than 1500 km, targeting King Khalid International Airport.

Speaking at a high-level meeting of the Partnership for Permanent Peace, in Yemen, held on Thursday, he condemned international silence in face of the attacks by Houthi militias, and constant firing of ballistic missiles on the Saudi border cities with Yemen.

He explained that the silence continued until these militias had the audacity to launch these missiles against a civilian airport in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

On the humanitarian situation in Yemen before the current crisis and the extent of need in many matters of life for the Yemeni citizen, he has pointed out that the Kingdom, through KSRelief, did not hesitate to provide assistance to the Yemeni brothers and reviewed the efforts made by the Kingdom to the Yemeni people.

Since the establishment of the Center, he said, and it is seeking to provide Yemeni people with their needs, adding that the total assistance provided by the Kingdom to Yemen from April 2015 - 2017, stood at $ 8.27 billion, indicating that the center carried out specific operations such as airdrops of food and medical assistance, in Taiz, to break the siege imposed by the coup militias, on innocent civilians, in the city.

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