Washington (OIC-UNA) - The leaders of Unites States and Britain joined other world leaders in condemning Tuesday's thwarted Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia's capital.
In separate calls on Wednesday with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May denounced the launch of a missile by the Yemeni Houthi militia towards Riyadh. President Trump stressed that the US stands with the Kingdom in confronting threats to its national security. Trump condemned the Houthi act, which was a blatant attack that target targeted a populated area. King Salman and Trump also discussed measures to implement United Nations Security Council resolutions that hold the Iranian regime accountable for its aggressive actions in the region and their continuous supply of missiles to the Houthi militia that threatens the security and stability of the Kingdom and countries of the region.
British Prime Minister Theresa May affirmed Britain's commitment to Saudi Arabia's security and condemned the Houthi militia ballistic missile attack in a telephone conversation with King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the spokesman for the British Prime Minister, May welcomed the decision of the Saudi-led Arab coalition to reopen Hodeidah port, noting that a British team arrived in the region to assist in UN inspections.
Several other countries have released statements condemning the recent failed ballistic missile attack that targeted Riyadh. In a statement, the German Foreign Ministry said that there was no justification for this act, demanding to halt targeting of Saudi Arabia with missiles. They added that this escalation by Houthi militias would increase tensions and escalate conflicts.
Tunisia has expressed strong condemnation of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia launching of a ballistic missile targeting, the Saudi capital Riyadh, the second attempt on it, in less than six weeks. "Tunisia expresses satisfaction with the result of the attempt, as no civilian casualties were reported, due to success of the Saudi air defense, in intercepting the missile and eventually destroying it, reiterates solidarity with Saudi Arabia and voicing concern over the security of the Kingdom and the Gulf region and stability, in general, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Tunisia also stressed that such a serious attack would hinder efforts to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis, preserving the unity of the country and put an end to the suffering of its people from the practices of the pro-coup militia and contribute to security, peace and stability, in the region, the statement concluded. Algeria has also weighed in, saying that it underlines its full solidarity with the government and the people of Saudi Arabia.
Source: International Islamic News Agency