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Lebanese Officials Say Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia are 'Absolute Criminality'

Lebanese Officials Say Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia are 'Absolute Criminality'

Sunday, 27 March, 2022 - 07:15
Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian. (NNA)

Lebanese officials and politicians condemned the attack on Saudi oil facilities in Jeddah, saying it is an absolute crime.

The officials expressed their solidarity with Saudi Arabia, calling on the international community to deter Houthi attacks.

The Lebanese Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian, condemned the aggression against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the targeting of oil installations in north of Jeddah.

"The attack on Saudi Arabia by the Houthis is a described crime that violates all international and humanitarian laws and norms," Derian was quoted by the National News Agency (NNA) as saying.

The Mufti added that Saudi security is part of the security and stability of the Arab region and all Arabs and Muslims in the world.

Derian called for "solidarity and standing by the country of the Two Holy Mosques to counter-terrorism against the Arab Gulf states."

The Future Movement also issued a statement condemning the Iranian-backed Houthis for attacking Saudi Arabia and targeting oil and vital facilities and civilian areas.

"This Iranian persistence in carrying out criminal acts goes beyond targeting the Kingdom, posing a threat to regional security and stability. It is a cowardly attack on all Arabs who are fed up with Iran's subversive arms. We stand by the Kingdom in confronting such acts, no matter the challenges and sacrifices," the statement read.

The statement reiterated that the Future Movement is in solidarity with Saudi Arabia, its wise leadership, and its good people, confirming that it will support it against any aggression.

The Future Movement called on "the international community to strongly support the Kingdom in confronting Iran, force it to stop playing with fire and threatening the security, stability, and peace of Arab countries, especially in Yemen, which it has turned into a ballistic platform for attacking Saudi Arabia and the UAE."

For his part, Minister of Interior and Municipalities Bassam Mawlawi tweeted that the attack on the Saudi security "is a clear and direct terrorism targeting of Arab legitimacy."

He asserted his support to the Kingdom in addressing the challenges threatening the common Arab security against any aggression undermining the sovereignty and security of the Kingdom in violation of international laws.

Former Minister Ashraf Rifi also said that Iran's targeting of Saudi Arabia is not a threat to the Kingdom but the whole region.

"Iran's policy aims to spread chaos and turn it into a bargaining chip with the international community," tweeted Rifi, cautioning that negotiating with Iranian terrorism means expecting more violence and instability, asserting solidarity with Saudi Arabia.

Also, former MP Mustafa Alloush asserted solidarity with Saudi Arabia and its people in the face of Houthi terrorism funded and directed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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