Coalition: We will not tolerate launching drones and threatening civilians

Arab Coalition Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki speaks at a press conference in Riyadh. (File photo/SPA)
Updated 28 May 2019

Coalition: We will not tolerate launching drones and threatening civilians

  • “The security of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a red line and those responsible for terrorist acts will be punished and the measures will be harsh on them,” the spokesman said
  • Al-Maliki pointed out that Houthis attempting to target oil pumps in Saudi Arabia is targeting the global economy

RIYADH: Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said on Monday that the Houthi militias continue to threaten the maritime in Bab al-Mandab and also in the southern Red Sea and that the Houthis is committing war crimes by targeting civilians and passengers at Najran airport.

“The security of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a red line and those responsible for terrorist acts will be punished and the measures will be harsh on them,” Al-Maliki said in a press briefing.

Al-Maliki pointed out that Houthis attempting to target oil pumps in Dawadmi and Afif is not a primary target for Saudi Arabia, but is targeting the global economy.

The efforts of the coalition continue in this regard. Al-Maliki mentioned that they have aborted more than 35 terrorist acts by the Houthi militias in Bab al-Mandab and the Red Sea. And that the coalition has air defense techniques to drop these drones.

Al-Maliki talked about the escalation of Houthis in using drones during the recent period.

“There are many attempts to target oil tankers, for example, Al-Buqaiq ship, which contains more than one million and one hundred thousand barrels. The Houthis attempted to target the ship without any sense of responsibility in case of oil flow to the waters of the Red Sea which will lead to regional, environmental, economic and international disasters.” Said Al-Maliki

Al-Maliki stressed that they took all measures to accelerate the military pace to neutralize the threats of the Houthi militia in Yemen. He also confirmed that they have documented information on the supply of rockets, boats and drones by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps IRGC to the Houthi militia in Yemen.

He also mentioned that The international community must shoulder its responsibilities to the Houthis missile threat in targeting residential areas and Saudi cities
Al-Maliki also said that the Huthi militias were linked to terrorist regimes in Africa and the Middle East.

Houthi violations
Al-Maliki said the  total number of violations of the Swedish agreement by the Houthi militias reached more than 4735. The Houthi militias were still planting mines that threaten civilians. He also revealed that Houthi militias continue making violations through disrupting humanitarian and relief organizations in Al-Hodeidah port.

There have been 226 ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi terrorist militias toward the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between March 26, 2015, and May 27, 2019.

Humanitarian operations
Several relief ports are open for Yemen (air, sea, land), and the total number of maritime permits issued by the Joint Forces Command from March 26, 2015, and May 27, 2019, was 5,889. Air permits for the same period were for 15,670 passengers. There were 1,428 land permits during this period.

Permits and orders to secure the movements of relief organizations inside Yemen during the period from May 13, 2019, to May 26, 2019, are 677 Permit.
Operational objectives
The total losses of the Houthi militia sites, weapons, and equipment from May 13, 2019, to May 27, 2019, was 214 and the number of dead Houthi terrorists is 633.


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.