RIYADH: Saudi Arabia strongly condemned and denounced an attack launched by the Houthi militia on a key military base in Yemen’s south, which killed and injured dozens of people.
A missile and drone attack hit the Al-Anad air base in Lahj province on Sunday killing at least 30 troops, in one of the deadliest attacks in Yemen’s civil war in recent years.
The Saudi foreign ministry said the Kingdom stands in full solidarity with Yemen, the legitimate government and the Yemeni people.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its strong condemnation and denunciation of the attack on Al Anad Military Base in #Lahj province in Yemen by the terrorist Houthi militia, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. pic.twitter.com/0mtpPvp6pj
— Foreign Ministry (@KSAmofaEN) August 30, 2021
Saudi Arabia called for the flow of weapons to the Iran-backed Houthis to stop and for a comprehensive political solution to the conflict that “guarantees the security, stability and prosperity for Yemen and its people.”
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The foreign ministry offered its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, and to the Yemeni government and people, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation also condemned the attack, along with Bahrain and Jordan, and expressed full solidarity with Yemen.