UNSC Condemns Houthi Missile Attacks on Saudi Arabia

تم نشره في Thu 29 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
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NEW YORK — The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) condemned in the strongest possible terms the multiple Houthi missile attacks, including the use of ballistic missiles targeting several cities of Saudi Arabia, including its capital Riyadh, on Sunday, resulted in at least one fatality.

In a statement issued late Wednesday, the 15-member of the council underlined that such attacks pose a serious threat on national security to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region as a whole.

They also expressed alarm at the stated intention of the Houthis to continue these attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as to launch additional attacks against other states in the region, the statement said.

The members also called on all UN member states to fully implement all aspects of the arms embargo as required by the relevant UNSC resolutions, including resolution 2216 (2015). UNSC members also expressed grave concern at the reports of continuing violations of the arms embargo, according to the statement.

The statement noted that the council's members expressed their deep worry over continued deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen and the devastating humanitarian impact of the conflict on civilians, urging all parties to the conflict to allow and facilitate safe, rapid and unhindered humanitarian access.