Iran backed Houthi attack on tanker in Red Sea is a terror act — Coalition spokesperson

Photo showing the Saudi-led Arab coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki speaking today at a coalition press conference in Riyadh. (Screen shot)
Updated 04 April 2018
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Iran backed Houthi attack on tanker in Red Sea is a terror act — Coalition spokesperson

  • Saudi Arabia's Coalition Spokesperson: Houthi attack on Saudi tanker is terrorist act
Jeddah: The Saudi-led coalition has welcomed the international condemnation of a Houthi attack on a Saudi Arabian oil tanker in the Red Sea, west of the Yemen's port of Al-Hudaydah. 
Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Maliki held a press conference to brief on the latest situation in Yemen, where he considered the Houthi attack a "terrorist attack" by the Houthi militia backed by Iran.
In his briefing, Al-Maliki explained that the Iranian-backed Houthis have continued to threaten maritime traffic by conducting attacks on vessels near Bab Al-Mandab strait with boats filled with explosives.
The Saudi-led coalition spokesman has reiterated the coalition's commitment to escorting commercial vessels passing through the strait to ensure their safety, and he added that Houthi militants have turned Al-Hudaydah port into a weapons storage facility. 
At the end of his briefing, Al-Maliki explained that the coalition has helped more than 2 million Yemenis, and has facilitated aid arrival through 22 air, land and maritime ports.
 


Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

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Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

RIYADH: Thirty-seven Saudis have been executed for links with terrorism, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The 37 had created terror cells to “corrupt and disrupt security, spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife, as well as damage peace and social security,” the ministry said.

The ministry added that they had planned to bomb security headquarters and kill security personnel.