NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia has called upon the UN Security Council (UNSC) to disarm Houthi militias in Yemen by targeting their munitions depots and stockpiles.
The request came in a letter sent by the Saudi ambassador to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, to the president of the UNSC and to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, illustrating the pressure ongoing Houthi aggression was bringing to the conflict.
In the letter, Al-Mouallimi said: “Saudi air defenses discovered two remote-controlled drones flying toward civilian targets over Khamis Mushayt on April 2. As a result of intercepting them, debris hit two civilian areas, injuring 5 civilians, including a woman and a child, in addition to damaging houses and vehicles.
“The ongoing attempts by Houthi militias, supported by Iran, to target Saudi civilians and facilities through unmanned aerial vehicles and remote-controlled explosives launched from Hodeidah, at a time when we are committed to the cease-fire in the city as stipulated in the Stockholm Agreement, represents a provocative attempt by the militias. Committing such hostile acts is an attempt to provoke coalition forces to carry out military operations in Hodeidah.”