Dr. Fahd Al-Mutairi, diplomat at the KSA’s UN Mission in Geneva

Updated 30 March 2019
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Dr. Fahd Al-Mutairi, diplomat at the KSA’s UN Mission in Geneva

Dr. Fahd Al-Mutairi has been the head of the human rights section at the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the UN Office in Geneva, Switzerland since July 2016.

In February, he was given the additional responsibility to work as a counselor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Al-Mutairi obtained a master’s degree in law from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California in 2008. He earned his Ph.D. in political science and government from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea in 2016.

Following the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Al-Mutairi said: “The Kingdom has warned repeatedly of the dangers of racist rhetoric.”

Speaking during a discussion panel on the mitigation and countering of rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Al-Mutairi expressed his deepest condolences to the victims of the terrorist attack in New Zealand. 

He expressed concern about some racist speeches and policies in certain countries, including Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Britain, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Al-Mutairi expressed the Kingdom’s deep concern about the leniency and favoritism shown to some of those who support the rhetoric of extremism, hatred and violence.

“There are those who welcome these despicable speeches in some parliaments of these countries while welcoming the pretext of freedom of opinion and expression,” he said. “We call on these countries to pass laws that limit racism against Muslims.”


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.