JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s regional allies on Monday strongly condemned the continued Houthi attacks on the Kingdom targeting civilians and strategic infrastructure.
They called on the international community to take immediate notice of the situation and help prevent further attacks on the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia’s air defenses intercepted and destroyed six explosive-laden drones and four ballistic missiles launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia toward the Kingdom’s southern region within 48 hours, state TV reported on Sunday.
The Arab coalition said the drones and missiles were targeting the city of Khamis Mushayt.
The coalition said that the Houthi militia deliberately targets civilians and civilian objects, adding that it is taking operational measures to protect civilians and deal with any threat.
The secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf, said these attacks pose a challenge to the international community and are a rejection of all efforts aimed at achieving peace in Yemen.
Al-Hajraf commended the coalition forces and Saudi air force for moving swiftly for the protection of civilian lives and properties.
Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh also condemned all terrorist and criminal attempts of the Iranian-backed Houthis.
He praised the Arab coalition’s role in supporting Yemen.
In a strongly worded statement, Kuwait said the continued Houthi attacks undermine international efforts to find a political solution to end the conflict in Yemen.
It urged the international community to take swift action to stop the Iranian-backed group from violating international law.
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said these actions against Saudi Arabia are aimed at destabilizing the entire region.