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UN denounces Iran-backed Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia

UN condemns Iran-backed Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia

The UN Security Council has condemned this week’s ballistic missile attack by Iran-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen against Saudi Arabia’s capital, the Associated Press reported.

A statement approved by all 15 council members “also expressed alarm at the stated intention of the Houthis to continue these attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as to launch additional attacks against other states in the region.”

The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Yemen’s terrorists said it intercepted a missile over Riyadh on Tuesday. The Houthis fired the missile targeting the Yamama Palace in Riyadh, where the Saudi monarch presides at weekly government meetings and receives foreign leaders.

The Security Council called for implementation of an arms embargo on the Houthis and called on the parties in Yemen to start negotiating a political settlement.

Last Modified: Saturday، 23 December 2017 10:44 AM