Houthi missile strike targets civilians in Saudi Arabia

Najran residents inspect the damage caused on a residential complex by a missile fired by Houthi militia from Yemen on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 28 October 2017
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Houthi missile strike targets civilians in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Houthi militias in Yemen fired a missile into civilian areas in a border village near Najran, Col. Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of Saudi-led coalition, announced on Friday.
The strike caused a fire in a residential complex occupied by foreign employees of a national company, Al-Malki said.
One worker was injured, and the blaze caused some material damage.
Al-Malki stressed that firing missiles at civilian targets violates international laws.
The spokesman added that Houthi militias were only able to carry out such aggressive acts because of the support of “some regional parties which aim to threaten national, regional and international security.”
In another development, an Emirati soldier was killed in southern Saudi Arabia while taking part in the campaign against the Houthis, the UAE military said.
The body of Cpl. Saeed Matar Al-Kaabi was repatriated on Friday, the WAM news agency reported.
The military said Al-Kaabi was killed while “performing his national duty” in Najran province bordering Yemen, AFP reported.
Some 100 Emiratis have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led intervention there began in March 2015.


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

Updated 24 April 2019
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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said the Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism and disrespect international laws at the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

“We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said adding that “Iran is spreading chaos in the region through destruction and bloodshed, and by supporting the militias of Hezbollah and Houthis.”

“Houthi militias continue to violate the resolutions of the Security Council and the Stockholm Agreement, ignored UN resolution 2216 and the Gulf initiative…our goal is to achieve stability for Yemeni citizens under a legitimate government,” he said.

The deputy defense minister also said that the Kingdom is witnessing today an unprecedented transformation and development to achieve the vision 2030.

A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.