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Gulf, Arab Countries Condemn Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

Gulf, Arab Countries Condemn Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 26 March, 2022 - 06:30
Damage is seen following a Houthi attack against Saudi Arabia on Friday. (SPA)

Gulf and Arab countries condemned on Friday the terrorist attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen against Saudi Arabia.


The Houthis had launched several drones and ballistic missiles at the Kingdom's southern and eastern regions, targeting civilian and oil infrastructure.


The United Arab Emirates strongly denounced the attacks, accusing the Houthis of deliberately targeting civilians, economic and vital facilities.


In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation stressed that the "continuation of these attacks by the terrorist Houthi militias is a challenge to the international community and the efforts made to end the Yemeni crisis."


The Houthis are also disregarding all international laws and norms, it noted, urging the international community "to firmly take an immediate position to halt these repeated acts".


The ministry reiterated the UAE's full solidarity with Saudi Arabia against these attacks.


Bahrain's Foreign Ministry condemned the Houthi attacks, saying they are a threat to the security and stability of global energy supplies.


It stressed the need for the international community "to stand firm against these systematic and repeated attacks."


Manama expressed its "full solidarity with Saudi Arabia in all its defensive measures to deter the Houthi aggression."


Kuwait slammed the "cowardly terrorist" attacks against civilians in Saudi Arabia, saying they were a threat to the security of the Kingdom and region, as well as global energy supplies. It noted that the attacks took place at a time when the world was seeking stability in those supplies.


The international community is therefore, demanded to take immediate and firm action to put an end to these attacks and hold the perpetrators accountable.


Egypt underlined its "absolute condemnation" of the Houthi terrorist attacks against Saudi Arabia and any cowardly act targeting the security and stability of the Kingdom


In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its deep condemnation and denunciation of Houthi militias' continued terrorist attacks against the Kingdom and its vital and civilian facilities and installations.


Egypt reiterated its solidarity with the Kingdom in the measures it takes to maintain its security, stability and the safety of its citizens.


The statement stressed the danger of Houthi militias' continuation of these hostile acts, which are a serious and direct threat to security and stability in the region, and to the safety of energy supplies, deeming them a flagrant violation of international law.


The Qatari Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the Houthi attacks, saying that targeting oil installations and vital facilities "is a dangerous act of sabotage that contradicts all international norms and laws, and would affect the security and stability of global energy supplies."


It also renewed "its firm position in rejecting violence and targeting vital facilities, whatever the motives and reasons."


Jordan slammed the ongoing Houthi attacks against the Kingdom. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Amman stands firmly with Riyadh in confronting all threats to its security and the safety of its people.


Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf condemned, in the strongest terms, the ongoing Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia.


He said the militias were deliberately and systematically targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure.


Al-Hajraf warned that the "continued attacks and targeting of civilian facilities and power stations pose a threat to security and stability, and harm the global economy and energy supplies."


The international community must "take a firm stand against these attacks that violate international law."


Arab League Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit slammed the Houthi attacks, saying they "pose a grave threat to security in the region and global energy supplies".


He praised the efficiency and vigilance of the Saudi armed forces in dealing with these terrorist attacks.


He urged the international community to deal more firmly with these terrorist operations and violations of international law and international humanitarian laws by the Houthis.


He stressed that international solidarity with the Kingdom "must be reflected in a clear position by the international community against these attacks and those who support and stand behind them."


The Organization of Islamic Cooperation strongly condemned the ongoing hostile Houthi attacks, saying they were a dangerous escalation.


OIC Secretary-General Hissein Ibrahim Taha slammed the Houthis for continuing their attacks at a time strenuous efforts are being exerted to bring together Yemeni brothers to dialogue to push forward the peace process and end the bloodshed in their country.


The GCC-sponsored consultations will kick off in Riyadh on March 29 and conclude on April 7.


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