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Int’l Solidarity with Saudi Arabia against Houthi Attack on Jazan Airport

Int’l Solidarity with Saudi Arabia against Houthi Attack on Jazan Airport

Sunday, 10 October, 2021 - 04:15
The remains of one of the Houthi drones that were used in the attack at the King Abdullah Airport in Jazan. (Arab coalition)

Countries and organization expressed their solidarity with Saudi Arabia in wake of the attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen against the King Abdullah Airport in Jazan on Friday.

The Houthis used two armed drones to attack the facility, leaving ten people injured.

The US Embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted that every new Houthi attack is further proof that they are not interested in peace.

The mission condemned such attacks, calling on the Houthis to cease their violence and engage in UN-led talks to end the conflict in Yemen.

US State Department spokesman, Ned Price tweeted: “We condemn the outrageous attack by Houthi forces on King Abdullah Airport in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Our thoughts are with the 10 wounded civilians, who were doing no more than seeking to travel or make a living.”

Statements of condemnation also poured in from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Muslim World League and Gulf Cooperation Council.

They stressed that attacks against civilian and vital facilities are acts of sabotage that violate all international laws and norms.

They underscored their solidarity with Saudi Arabia, saying they stand united behind it against all threats that target its security and stability.

They added that they support all the measures it takes to protect its security and the safety of its citizens and residents.

On Saturday, Saudi air defenses shot down another armed Houthi drone that was targeting the southern region.

Operations at the King Abdullah Airport have returned to normal. Acting Governor of the Jazan region Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed visited the wounded at hospital to wish them a speedy recovery.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdullah Al-Mouallimi condemned the Houthi attack against civilian infrastructure and the threats towards innocent civilians as ugly war crimes.

He demanded that the Houthis be held to account in line with international humanitarian law, calling on the UN Security Council to assume its duties and put a stop to the Houthi threats to international peace and security.

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