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Kuwait Condemns Houthi Attempt to Attack Saudi Arabia with Drone

Kuwait Condemns Houthi Attempt to Attack Saudi Arabia with Drone

Sunday, 7 February, 2021 - 15:30
Arab Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Malki speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Reuters file photo

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday condemned “in the strongest terms” the Houthi militias' continuous attempts to attack Saudi Arabia with armed drones.

“Such flagrant crimes reflect the militias' escalatory threats” against the Kingdom, the ministry said in a statement, adding that they are in contravention of international and humanitarian laws.

The Arab Coalition said earlier Sunday that it had intercepted and destroyed an armed drone launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi militias towards southern Saudi Arabia.

The bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle aimed to target "civilians and civilian objects", Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement.

The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry called for swift action by the international community, namely the United Nations Security Council, to stop such attacks.

It said Kuwait supports Saudi Arabia with respect to any measures it may take to safeguard the Kingdom’s security, sovereignty and stability.

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