French President Emmanuel Macron condemned to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Sunday the Iranian-backed Houthi militias’ firing of a ballistic missile against Riyadh last week, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
He stressed in a telephone call with the Saudi King the need to confront Tehran’s destabilizing actions in the region.
He underlined his country’s clear stance on Iran’s disruptive role, which is summed up in its backing of the Houthi militias and their armament with ballistic missiles to fire against the kingdom and destabilize the region.
Macron therefore voiced France’s support to and solidarity with the Kingdom against any security threat.
He thanked King Salman and the Saudi government for their efforts in combating terrorism and extremism and drying up their sources of financing. The latest example of this was the Kingdom’s contribution to counter-terrorism efforts in the Sahel region in Africa.