| 23 May 2024, Thursday |

Arab Coalition Destroys Houthi Ballistic Missile Fired at Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Sunday that it has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militias in Yemen towards the Kingdom.

The projectile was aimed at the Najran region.

The coalition slammed the Houthis for their repeated hostile attacks against civilians and civilian locations, stressing that it was taking the necessary operational measures to ensure their safety.

The United Arab Emirates strongly condemned the militias’ systematic attempts to attack civilians and civilian objects in Najran.

In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), the UAE reiterated that these terror attacks reflect the Houthis’ blatant disregard for the international community and all international laws and norms.

The Ministry urged the international community to take an immediate and decisive stance to stop these recurrent acts, which target critical infrastructure and threaten the security and stability of the Kingdom, as well as global energy supplies. It also stressed that the continued threat of these attacks in recent days is a grave escalation that represents new evidence of these militias’ attempts to undermine security and stability in the region.

The UAE renewed its full solidarity with Saudi Arabia over these subversive terrorist attacks and reiterated its stance against all threats to the Kingdom’s security and stability. The UAE also reiterated its support for all measures taken by Saudi authorities to maintain the safety and security of its citizens and residents.

The Ministry also stressed that the security of the UAE and that of Saudi Arabia are indivisible and that any threat facing the Kingdom is considered a threat to the security and stability of the UAE.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat