Arab and Western condemnations of the Houthi attack on Abha airport

The United States, Egypt and Jordan, in addition to the Arab Parliament, expressed their condemnation of the Houthi militia’s continued terrorist attacks targeting Saudi lands, the latest of which was the launch of a drone at Abha Airport, which was intercepted and destroyed by Saudi defenses, while its shrapnel injured 12 civilians.

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that his country strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Abha, while the White House affirmed the United States’ commitment to support Saudi Arabia in defending its people and lands against these attacks.

Egypt reiterated its total rejection of terrorist acts, which represent an explicit threat to the security and stability of Saudi Arabia, and a flagrant violation of the rules of international law, as well as undermining the freedom of air navigation and the safety of civilians.

The statement of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed full solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the measures it is taking to preserve its security and stability, and to ensure the safety of its citizens and residents on its lands, wishing a speedy recovery for all the injured.

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also condemned the ongoing Houthi attack on Saudi lands, the latest of which was the targeting of Abha International Airport.

Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesman Haitham Abu al-Ful affirmed, “The Kingdom’s strong condemnation and denunciation of this cowardly terrorist act, which resulted in a number of civilian casualties,” stressing Jordan’s absolute support for Saudi Arabia in the face of all threats to its security and the security of its people.

The Arab Parliament condemned the targeting of Abha International Airport by a Houthi drone, describing the act as “terrorist and sabotage that increases tension in the region.”

In a statement, the Arab Parliament affirmed that these attacks “not only target the Kingdom, but aim to destabilize the entire region,” calling for urgent and immediate action by the international community to hold the terrorist Houthi militia accountable for the crimes it commits, and its permanent violation of international law and international humanitarian law.

He stressed that targeting Abha airport constitutes a full-fledged war crime, and an extension of the terrorist attacks carried out by the Houthi militia with weapons targeting residential neighborhoods, airports, ports and energy production infrastructure, in implementation of the agendas aimed at destabilizing security and stability in the region.

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