The United Nations and many Arab states have strongly condemned a Houthi attack on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia, which reportedly wounded 26 people on Wednesday.
UAE strongly condemns Houthi attack on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia. Blatant attack on civilians & one of many attacks in the 6 months since Stockholm. Houthi militias undermining the UNs political work & sending a message of continuing violence & hostility.
— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) June 12, 2019
"Blatant attack on civilians and one of many attacks in the 6 months since Stockholm. Houthi militias undermining the UNs political work & sending a message of continuing violence & hostility," Anwar Gargash, the minister of state for foreign affairs said.
Egypt has strongly condemned the attack, according to state's Al-Ahram.
"Targeting international airports is a flagrant violation of all international laws and norms," the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement published on its official Facebook page.
The ministry called for an immediate halt of any targeting of Saudi territories, stressing that "Egypt stands by the government and people of Saudi Arabia in the face of any attempt targeting its security and stability."
The ministry also called on the international community to work to combat all terrorist acts that undermine stability in the region.
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin
Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said that such attack is a “dangerous escalation
through Iranian weapons.”
He called for a “firm and clear international stance against Houthi terrorism and Iran’s support for it.”
The United Nations has expressed its concern over the terrorist attack, Gulf News reported.
In a press conference, UN spokesman Farhan Haq described the attack as a serious threat to regional security and undermining the political process in Yemen led by the United Nations.
The United Nations is deeply concerned about the attack, deputy Haq told reporters in New York.
“We urge all parties to prevent any such further incidents, which risk escalating the current situation, pose a serious threat to national and regional security and undermine the UN-led political process,” Haq said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, describing it as a criminal and dangerous act against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SPA reported.
In a statement, he stressed that Palestine stands by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in facing these attacks, calling on the world community to condemn these actions, stand firmly against them, and against those who are behind them in order to prevent them from achieving their malicious acts.