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Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN Security Council's Terrorist Designation of Houthis

Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN Security Council's Terrorist Designation of Houthis

Tuesday, 1 March, 2022 - 05:30
A fighter loyal to the Houthis visits the grave of slain Houthi political leader Saleh al-Sammad at al-Sabeen square in Yemen's Houthi-held capital Sanaa, Jan. 31, 2022. (Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Tuesday the United Nations Security Council's terrorist designation of the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen, as well as its expansion of an arms embargo to include all members of the militias.


The Saudi Foreign Ministry hoped that the move would put an end to the activity of the terrorist Houthis and their backers.


It hoped that it would end the supplies of sophisticated weapons, drones and rockets, as well as Iranian funds, to the militias.


These weapons are being used to attack civilians and economic facilities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and threaten international marine navigation, continued the ministry.


It reiterated the Kingdom's commitment to reaching a comprehensive political solution to the crisis in Yemen, expressing its support to the efforts exerted to that end by the UN envoy.


Monday's resolution "strongly condemns the cross-border attacks by the Houthi terrorist group, including attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE striking civilians and civilian infrastructure, and demanding the immediate cessation of such attacks."


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