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Wide condemnations of the Houthi militia targeting King Abdullah Airport and demands to deter its terrorist acts





Arab countries and organizations condemned, through official statements, the Houthi militia attack, with a booby-trapped drone, on King Abdullah Airport in southwest Saudi Arabia.

On Monday evening, the Arab coalition announced in a statement that 16 civilians were injured, including 3 in critical condition, by shrapnel of a drone that was launched from Sanaa International Airport towards “King Abdullah” airport in Jazan.

The Yemeni Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “The hostile terrorist attempt to target a civilian airport protected under international humanitarian law is a war crime and a flagrant violation of the rules of international humanitarian law and international norms.”

The ministry called on the international community to “assume its responsibilities and take a firm stance towards the continuation of these absurd and terrorist behaviors carried out by the Iranian regime’s militias in the region.”

For its part, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “The repeated targeting of vital civilian facilities, including airports in Saudi Arabia, and innocent civilians by the Houthi militia is a flagrant violation of the rules of international humanitarian law and all norms.”

She added that this also represents a “blatant threat to the security and stability of the Kingdom, the safety of civil aviation and the freedom of air navigation.”

In turn, the UAE confirmed in a statement issued by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs that “the attempt to target King Abdullah Airport and the resulting injury to a number of civilians is a cowardly terrorist act and a war crime that requires a deterrent response to everything that threatens the security, safety and lives of civilians.”

The statement added, “The incident calls on society to support the measures and measures taken by the coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen, to stop the Houthi militia targeting civilian objects, and to deter their threats to countries in the region.”

Kuwait expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the “cowardly terrorist attack of the Houthi militia that targeted King Abdullah Airport.”

The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “the continuation of such terrorist acts on civilian areas is a flagrant violation of international law and undermines the security of the Kingdom and the region, which requires action by the international community to deter such criminal terrorist acts and hold the perpetrators accountable.”

Bahrain also affirmed, in a statement issued by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that it “stands in one row by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and supports it in all the measures it takes to confront the continuing Houthi attacks.”

She stressed, “the need for the international community to condemn these terrorist acts that threaten the security and stability of the region.”

For his part, the Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, condemned the targeting of the airport.

“The Houthi militia’s continued immoral and terrorist practices by trying to target civilians and civilian objects by targeting a civilian airport amounts to a war crime,” Al-Hajraf said in a statement.

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