RIYAD: The latest attempt by the Houthis to attack Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia was widely condemned Thursday after four workers were injured by debris from an intercepted drone.
Workers sustained minor injuries after a Houthi drone was shot down at the airport, the Arab Coalition supporting the internationally recognized Yemeni government said Thursday morning.
Dr Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has declared that endangering civilian lives is a cowardly terrorist act, a war crime and a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.
He called on the international community to take decisive positions to end continued cowardly threats with ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones used by the Houthis to target civilians in Saudi Arabia.
He also reiterated the OIC’s support for all measures Saudi Arabia is taking to combat the practices of the Houthi terrorist militia in order to preserve its security, stability and the security of its citizens and residents.
The UAE Foreign Ministry has said targeting the airport is a dangerous escalation and a cowardly act that threatens the safety, security and lives of civilians and passengers. The statement reaffirmed the UAE’s full solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reiterated its firm stand against all threats to the security and stability of the Kingdom.
In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the UAE claimed that the targeting of the airport is a dangerous escalation and cowardly act that threatens the safety, security and lives of civilians and passengers.
The ministry renewed the UAE’s full solidarity with Saudi Arabia over these terrorist attacks and reiterated its firm stand against all threats to the security and stability of the Kingdom.
The UAE has expressed support for all measures taken by Saudi Arabia to maintain the safety and security of its citizens and residents.
The statement confirmed that the security of the UAE and that of Saudi Arabia are indivisible and that any threat to Saudi Arabia is considered a threat to the security and stability of the UAE.
The Qatari Foreign Ministry has condemned the actions of the Houthis and said the targeting of civilian and vital facilities is an act of sabotage that violates all international norms and laws.
Jordan also condemned the ongoing Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia, including the latest airport targeting.
Ambassador Haitham Abu Al-Foul, spokesperson for the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, expressed Amman’s strong condemnation of the repeated terrorist acts as well as the targeting of civilians and the security and stability of the ‘Saudi Arabia.
He reiterated that Jordan stands by Saudi Arabia’s side in the face of any threat to its security.