Jordan Condemns Launching Ballistic Missile towards Mecca

تم نشره في Sun 30 October / Oct 2016. 12:00 AM
  • Government Minister for Media Affairs and Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Momani - (Archives)

AMMAN — Jordan has strongly condemned Yemen's Houthi rebels for targeting Mecca with a ballistic missile, which was intercepted by Saudi forces 65-km south of the holy city.

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and Government Spokesman Mohammed Momani said that such heinous acts do not serve the Yemeni cause, nor the Arab and Muslim causes. They, however, provoke the feelings of Muslims around the globe.

Any attack against holy places would expand the cycle of violence, the minister said, while reiterating calls to adhere to legitimacy and restore security to Yemen. Jordan considers the security of the GCC-states as an integral part of its security, the minister said, adding that the attack would undermine efforts to achieve truce and realize peace in Yemen.