UK ambassador to Saudi Arabia backs Kingdom’s efforts to protect itself against Houthi attacks

UK ambassador to Saudi Arabia backs Kingdom’s efforts to protect itself against Houthi attacks
A Saudi border guard patrols Saudi Arabia's maritime border with Yemen along a beach on the Red Sea, near Jazan, in this file photo. (Reuters)
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Updated 28 March 2021

UK ambassador to Saudi Arabia backs Kingdom’s efforts to protect itself against Houthi attacks

UK ambassador to Saudi Arabia backs Kingdom’s efforts to protect itself against Houthi attacks

RIYADH: Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia called Houthi attacks on Saudi oil facilities a “dangerous escalation” as he reaffirmed the UK’s support for any measures by Riyadh to protect itself against the militia's attacks.  
Ambassador Neil Crompton said Britain knew weapons used by Houthis to attack Saudi Arabia were made by Iranians, in statements carried by Al Arabiya TV. 
British Foreign Secretary Domnic Raab also condemned the latest attacks claimed by the Houthis, which came just days after Saudi Arabia called for a ceasefire. 
“These attacks threaten the path to peace. All parties must urgently engage with the UN peace process,” he said on Twitter earlier.