Saudi FM meets with US Secretary of State in Washington

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Photo: Twitter/@FaisalbinFarhan)
Updated 15 November 2019

Saudi FM meets with US Secretary of State in Washington

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Thursday.

In his Twitter account, Prince Faisal said: “Saudi-US have a long-standing strategic partnership. 

“We affirmed the strong ties between our countries and the joint efforts in confronting terrorism in the region and the world.”

 

 

 

 


Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drones launched toward Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait

Updated 01 June 2020

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drones launched toward Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait

  • Houthi attacks on residential areas continue to violate international law says Coalition spokesman
  • Al-Maliki says deterrent measures against the terrorist Houthi militia to neutralize and destroy these capabilities rigorously will continue

RIYADH: The Arab coalition has intercepted two drones on Monday that were launched by the Houthis toward residential areas in the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt.

In a statement Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki confirmed the attack by the Houthis.

“The Houthi militia continues to violate the customary International Humanitarian Law by launching and deliberately targeting civilians and densely populated civilian areas with UAVs, threatening the lives of hundreds of civilians in the process,” Al-Maliki added.

He said the attacks were another “confirmation of rejection of the ceasefire and de-escalation initiative announced by the Coalition on (April 9, 2020).”

Al-Maliki said Houthi ceasefire violations now exceeded 5,000, in a variety of attacks using various weapons.

“The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition continues to undertake all deterrent measures against the terrorist Houthi militia to neutralize and destroy these capabilities rigorously, and in accordance with the customary International Humanitarian Law,” he added.