US condemns Houthi strikeon SaudiAbha airport

2019-07-03 | Since 3 Year

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The United States has condemned the attacklaunched Tuesday by the Houthi group on the Saudi southern airportof Abha, confirming its strictly standing with the kingdom in defending its borders against such attacks.

The US strongly condemns the Houthi attack, the third of its kind within less than three weeks, on Abha airport, said State Department.

These attacks threaten lives of many people and injure innocent civilians, spokesperson Morgan Ortigas added in statement, calling for immediate end for these violent acts that only lead to aggravated conflict in Yemen and deepened lack of trust.

Washington firmly stands with "our Saudi partners" in defending their boards against persistent threatsby Houthis, "who depend on Iranian weapons and technology" to launch such assaults, said the statement.

The State Department urged all parties to work with the UN Envoy Martin Griffiths to reach political settlement and end Yemen's conflict.

The Saudi-led coalition said Tuesday a Houthi drone attack on Abha airport had left nine civilians (eight Saudis and one Indian) injured.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally-recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi.

Since mid-May, Houthis have intensified firing ballistic missiles and launching drone attacks on Saudi territory "in reply to coalition airstrikes that target Yemeni civilians and infrastructure."

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