Saudi Arabia called on recently the UN Security Council and the international community to take firm international measures against the Iran-backed Houthi group, which “obstructs all peace efforts seeking to reach a comprehensive political solution under the auspices of the UN” and reiterated its initiative to resolve the conflict in Yemen.
In his speech before the Security Council meeting to discuss “the situation in the Middle East”, the Saudi Deputy Representative to the UN, Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al-Ateeq, warned that “the absence of firm measures towards this militia is what gave it more space to harm the Yemeni people, and destabilize the security and stability of the region.”, according to the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”.
The Saudi delegate added, “The biggest evidence of the Machel’s indifference to the stability of Yemen is its continued threat to the safety of international navigation, the use of civilian objects and Yemeni ports to destabilize the security of the region and attack civilians in the Kingdom and the UAE, the latest of which was the cowardly terrorist attack that targeted Abu Dhabi International Airport, and the hijacking of the Emirati ship Rawabi.
Al-Ateeq reiterated the Kingdom’s full support for the UAE in the face of all threats to its security and stability, and the importance of confronting the danger of this terrorist group and its constant threat to stability in the region and the world.
He pointed out that “the Kingdom has the right to take all necessary measures, in line with its obligations following international law, to respond to all terrorist practices and acts that it is exposed to by this Iranian-backed terrorist militia.”
On Tuesday, the UAE called for a meeting of the UN Security Council regarding the attacks carried out by the Houthi group, on Monday, on the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.
The UAE permanent mission to the UN said, in a letter to the Security Council, that the UAE sent a letter to Norway, in its capacity as the current president of the council, requesting a meeting of the council to discuss “the Houthi terrorist attacks that took place in Abu Dhabi on January 17.”