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France, Britain and Germany Condemn Failed Attack on Saudi Capital

France, Britain and Germany Condemn Failed Attack on Saudi Capital

Monday, 25 January, 2021 - 10:00
Rain falls over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (SPA file photo)

The “E3” group of European powers - France, the United Kingdom and Germany - said in a joint statement on Monday that they condemned a failed attack at the weekend on the Saudi capital Riyadh.


The Saudi-led Arab coalition said on January 23 that it had thwarted an aerial attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militias towards Riyadh, state-run Al Ekhbariyah channel and Saudi-owned Al Hadath said on their Twitter accounts.


The coalition intercepted and destroyed an "enemy air target".


The Houthis were designated by the Trump administration this month as a foreign terrorist organization in a move welcomed by the legitimate Yemeni government.


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