Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz telephoned on Wednesday US President Donald Trump to discuss the Iranian-backed Houthi militias’ firing of a ballistic missile against Riyadh, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
The two leaders stressed that the need to hold Iran accountable for its actions and that the necessary measures be taken to ensure that the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions are implemented.
Trump condemned the Houthi strike, saying that it was a blatant assault against the Kingdom’s sovereignty and that it targeted a residential area.
Saudi defense forces intercepted the missile south of the capital. No one was injured in the incident.
Trump stressed that the US will stand by Saudi Arabia in confronting threats to its national security.
Furthermore, King Salman and Trump underlined the need to back all humanitarian and relief efforts to ease the suffering of the Yemeni people.