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Houthi Attacks against Saudi Arabia Are Widely Condemned

Houthi Attacks against Saudi Arabia Are Widely Condemned

Sunday, 20 March, 2022 - 11:00
Vehicles are damaged in the Houthi attacks.

Several Arab countries and Islamic organizations condemned on Sunday the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen for attacking civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Saturday that it had destroyed four armed drones fired by the militias towards the southern region of the Kingdom.

It revealed that the attack targeted a desalination plant in al-Shuqaiq and an Aramco facility in Jazan.

The coalition also announced the interception and downing of a Houthi ballistic missile fired towards civilian locations in Jazan city.

Bahrain slammed the Houthis for launching a ballistic missile at Jazan city and drones against southern Saudi Arabia.

The foreign ministry deemed the attacks a violation of international humanitarian laws and demonstrates the Houthis' insistence on pursuing their "heinous hostile attacks."

It said Manama stands in complete solidarity with Riyadh and all the measures it takes to ensure the security and stability of the Kingdom's citizens and residents.

Egypt strongly condemned the Houthi attacks, saying they were a "grave escalation, flagrant violation of the security and sovereignty of the Kingdom and direct threat to the security and stability of the region."

The foreign ministry stressed its solidarity with the Kingdom and the measures it takes to confront these persistent "cowardly hostile attacks."

Jordan joined the chorus of condemnations, saying it firmly stands by Saudi Arabia in confronting everything that threatens its security.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation strongly condemned the militias for targeting civilian locations and economic facilities in Saudi Arabia.

OIC Secretary-General Hissein Ibrahim Taha reiterated the organization's condemnation of the Houthis' criminal practices, saying it supports all the measures Saudi Arabia takes to protect its territories, citizens and residents and economic installations.

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