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Houthi Attacks on Jazan Draw International, Arab Condemnation

Houthi Attacks on Jazan Draw International, Arab Condemnation

Friday, 16 April, 2021 - 09:15
Drone used by Houthis in Yemen against Saudi-led coalition forces. (File photo: AFP)

The Iranian-backed Houthi militias’ attack on civilians in Saudi Arabia's Jazan was strongly condemned by the international community and several Arab and Islamic countries.

The Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces managed to intercept and destroy drones and ballistic missiles launched by the terrorist militias.

Egypt, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Jordan strongly condemned the Houthi systematic terrorist Houthi attacks. They affirmed their solidarity and support to Saudi Arabia in all the measures it takes to preserve its security and stability.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its strong condemnation of the Houthi terrorist militia targeting civilians and civilian objects in Jazan.

Secretary-General of the OIC Yousef al-Othaimeen asserted that attempts by the Houthi militias and those who finance them and provide them with arms to target civilian objects are acts of hostile escalation that are considered war crimes.

The Arab Parliament also issued a statement condemning the attacks, indicating that the ongoing escalation and targeting of civilians in Saudi Arabia reflect the Houthis' challenge of the international law and rejection for all the political efforts to end the crisis in Yemen.

The Parliament reiterated its support for Saudi Arabia on the measures taken to protect the safety and security of its lands, adding that the security of the Kingdom is fundamental for the Arab national security.

For its part, the Arab Interior Ministers Council condemned these terrorist acts and systematic hostile practices carried out by the Houthi militia, which represent war crimes that must be stopped and held accountable.

It renewed its full support and solidarity with Saudi Arabia in all measures it takes to deter these attacks, defend its security and protect its territories.

The Council commended the roles of the Royal Saudi Air Defense and the Coalition forces in confronting these threats and all attempts aimed at undermining the security and stability of the Kingdom and the safety of its citizens and residents.

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