Coalition: Saudi Air Defense forces monitor a ballistic missile fired towards the city of Jazan

Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that at 10:18 on Monday, Saudi Arabian air defense units monitored a ballistic missile launched toward Jazan. (Screenshot)
Updated 14 May 2018
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Coalition: Saudi Air Defense forces monitor a ballistic missile fired towards the city of Jazan

RIYADH: Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that at 10:18 on Monday, Saudi Arabian air defense units monitored a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from within Yemeni territory towards the Kingdom's territory. 
Colonel Al-Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of the city of Jazan and was launched in a deliberate way to target civilian areas and populated areas, but the missile landed in an uninhabited desert area.
Al-Maliki said that this hostile action by the Houthi militia, supported by Ira,  proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime's in supporting Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of the violation of UN resolution (2216) and resolution (2231) in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia and regional and international security.

The firing of rockets at densely populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law.


King Salman sends letters to leaders of Egypt, Jordan

Updated 44 min 53 sec ago
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King Salman sends letters to leaders of Egypt, Jordan

  • Both El-Sisi and King Abdullah II conveyed their greetings to King Salman

RIYADH: King Salman sent letters to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II emphasising the strength of the historic relations between Saudi Arabia and their respective countries.
The king’s letter to El-Sisi stated the Kingdom’s keenness to strengthen strategic cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Egypt on various levels.
The letter to Egypt’s president was delivered as El-Sisi received the Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Abdul Aziz Kattan and Dr. Issam bin Saeed, a state minister and member of the cabinet.
The letter to Jordan was also delivered by the Saudi minister of state for african affairs  who was received by King Abdullah II.
Both El-Sisi and King Abdullah II conveyed their greetings to King Salman.