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Saudi Arabia Reiterates Condemnation of Houthi Attacks on Kingdom, UAE

Saudi Arabia Reiterates Condemnation of Houthi Attacks on Kingdom, UAE

Tuesday, 25 January, 2022 - 18:30
King Salman chairs the first in person cabinet meeting since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (SPA)

The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday its condemnation of the attacks carried out by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen against the Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.

The cabinet convened in person in Riyadh for the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the meeting, which was also attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

The cabinet renewed Riyadh's condemnation of the Houthis for launching attacks at civilian locations and vital facilities in the Kingdom and the UAE, as well as international trade routes in the Red Sea.

It accused the militias of seeking to destabilize the region, stressing the need for the international community to act in order to put an end to such hostile behavior that is threatening international peace and security.

King Salman briefed the cabinet on the message he received on Monday from South Sudan's President Salva Kiir.

The ministers reviewed the visit carried out to the Kingdom last week by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. They reviewed the talks he held with Crown Prince Mohammed that covered bilateral relations and ways to bolster them.

The cabinet highlighted the humanitarian role played by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) to support the brotherly Yemeni people through programs and projects that are implemented in partnership with international organization.

The cabinet touched on the outcomes of the two Riyadh-hosted meetings of representatives of Friends of Sudan and the Quartet Group of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, United Kingdom and United States, which stressed the continuation of joint efforts to achieve stability in Sudan and support its transition.

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