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Several countries condemn Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

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Several countries have released statements condemning the recent failed ballistic missile attack that targeted the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the German Foreign Ministry said that there was no justification for this act, demanding to halt targeting of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with missiles.

They added that “this escalation by Houthi militias would increase tensions and escalate conflicts”.

Tunisia has also expressed strong condemnation of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia launching of a ballistic missile targeting, the Saudi capital Riyadh, the second attempt on it, in less than six weeks.

"Tunisia expresses satisfaction with the result of the attempt, as no civilian casualties were reported, due to success of the Saudi air defense, in intercepting the missile and eventually destroying it, reiterates solidarity with Saudi Arabia and voicing concern over the security of the Kingdom and the Gulf region and stability, in general,” a statement issued by the Tunisian Foreign Ministry read.

Tunisia also stressed that such a serious attack would hinder efforts to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis, preserving the unity of the country and put an end to the suffering of its people from the practices of the pro-coup militia and contribute to security, peace and stability, in the region, the statement concluded.

Algeria has also weighed in, saying that it “underlines its full solidarity with the government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition forces announced on Tuesday the successful interception of a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia at the south of Riyadh.