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US renews commitment to support Saudi Arabia’s defense capabilities against Houthis

US renews commitment to support Saudi Arabia's defense capabilities against Houthis

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken assured on Friday his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, US’s commitment to helping its Gulf partners enhance their capabilities to confront threats from Yemen.

In a phone call, he expressed the United States’ condemnation of the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to a statement by the US State Department.

This came as the UN Security Council condemned, earlier today, Friday, the terrorist attacks in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, stressing the need to combat terrorist threats to international peace.

The members of the UN Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attacks launched by the Houthi militia on Abu Dhabi last Monday, in a statement issued unanimously on Friday, according to diplomats.

The statement prepared by the UAE was also approved, which confirms that these bloody attacks on civilians were committed and adopted by the Houthis, while the council was initiating an emergency meeting on these developments, according to AFP.

Firm Measures Against Houthi militia

Saudi Arabia confirmed its initiative to resolve the conflict in Yemen, Thursday, and called on the international community and the Security Council to take firm measures against the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militia, which obstructs all peace efforts seeking to reach a comprehensive political solution under the auspices of the United Nations.

Following relevant Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution 2216, the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative, and the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

In the Kingdom’s speech before the UN Security Council, she stressed that the absence of firm measures against this militia is what gave it more space to harm the Yemeni people, destabilize the security and stability of the region, and significantly affect international peace and security.

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