A cloud of smoke in the sky over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,. TWITTER/ @FREAKFLYERS via REUTERS A cloud of smoke in the sky over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,. TWITTER/ @FREAKFLYERS via REUTERS

Arabs condemn Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

Wed, Dec. 20, 2017
CAIRO - 20 December 2017: Several Arab countries on Tuesday deeply condemned launching a ballistic missile by Houthi militias targeting populated residential areas in Riyadh.

In a statement, Bahrain said the recent Houthi violation confirms the dangerous role played by Iran to undermine efforts to reach a peaceful settlement in Yemen by providing the militia with missiles that threaten peace and security in the region.

It affirmed Bahrain's full support of Saudi Arabia against those who plot to harm its security and stability, as well as all measures taken by Riyadh to confront terrorism.

Jordan also strongly condemned Yemeni Houthi militia's attempt to target the Saudi Arabia capital, and deemed it a denounced belligerent act.

According to Petra news agency, Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesman Mohammad Al-Momani voiced Jordan's unwavering support to Saudi Arabia in its efforts to counter recurrent aggression initiated by the Houthi faction, and reiterated the kingdom's blasting of all military attacks targeting civil areas and intimidating innocent citizens.

Jordan, he said, "unequivocally backs Saudi maneuvers to reach a peaceful settlement to the Yemeni crisis and concomitantly calls all Yemeni parties to ditch violence, and inter-confliction, and to resume negotiations, in a bid to resolve ongoing turmoil peacefully to shun the brotherly Yemen the precarious ramifications of in-fighting."

For its part, the UAE condemned the attack, affirming its commitment as part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition to achieve security and stability in Yemen.
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