UN condemns Houthi strikes on KSA
The UN Security Council has condemned recent drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia. The UN body on Monday issued a press statement supporting special envoy
Martin Griffiths’ efforts in reaching a nationwide cease-fire, implementing humanitarian and economic measures, and resuming an inclusive Yemeniled and owned political process, designed through several UN resolutions.
These include Resolution
2216 (2015) and several Gulf Cooperation Council initiatives, including the 2013-14 National Dialogue Conference.
The council also welcomed a cease-fire between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council in Abyan, brokered by the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen. Coalition monitors have also been deployed to oversee the cease-fire.
The Security Council said it “highly appreciated” coalition efforts. Britain and France also condemned the Houthi attack.
“I condemn these latest attacks on Saudi Arabia by the Houthis, and their continued offensives within Yemen which cast further doubt on their claims to want peace,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement.