Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militia towards Jazan

Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said Air Defense Forces monitored the launch of a ballistic missile by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from the Yemeni territory of Imran towards the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 19 August 2018
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Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militia towards Jazan

JEDDAH: Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that at exactly 7:37 p.m. local time Air Defense Forces monitored the launch of a ballistic missile by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from the Yemeni territory of Imran toward the Kingdom.
Col. Al-Maliki said that the missile was targeting the border city of Jazan and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas. 
“The Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces managed to intercept and destroy the rocket without suffering any casualties.
The spokesman added that “this hostile action by the terrorist group proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the Houthi militia with qualitative capabilities in a clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and resolution 2231 aimed at threatening Saudi Arabia’s security and regional and international stability.”
Al-Maliki said the firing of ballistic missiles toward densely populated cities and villages is contrary to international and humanitarian law.
The total number of ballistic missiles launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia so far has reached 177 rockets.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.