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Saudi Govt Slams Houthi Attack on Abha Airport as War Crime

Saudi Govt Slams Houthi Attack on Abha Airport as War Crime

Tuesday, 31 August, 2021 - 17:30
King Salman chairs a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (SPA)

The Saudi government slammed as a war crime on Tuesday the Iran-backed Houthi militias’ repeated attempts to target Abha International Airport.

The two attempts were deliberate and an extension of the militias’ hostile acts that have targeted travelers and workers at the facility, it added.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held virtually amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The cabinet stressed the need to take the necessary measures that ensure the security of civilians and civilian locations in line with international humanitarian law.

The ministers also reviewed the latest talks held between Saudi Arabia and several countries in recent days that were aimed at strengthening cooperation in various fields and coordination over regional and international issues.

King Salman briefed the ministers on the telephone talks he held with Tunisian President Kais Saied. King Salman underscored the Kingdom’s keenness on the security and stability of Tunisia, saying it stands by it as it grapples with the pandemic.

The government reviewed various regional and international developments. It reiterated the Kingdom’s firm longstanding stance of supporting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

It stressed the need to speed up efforts to reach a comprehensive solution to its crisis, calling on the international community to support emergency relief aid efforts.

Locally, the ministers followed up on the resumption of the new academic year and efforts to ensure that students, faculty and staff are protected against the coronavirus.

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