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Saudi air defense intercepts a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis on Najran

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The Saudi air defense on Saturday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis targeting Najran.

The spokesman for the coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said that the air defense forces of the coalition spotted the launch of a ballistic missile this afternoon by the Houthi militias of Iran from within the territory of Yemen (Saada governorate) towards Kingdom territory.

Colonel al-Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of the city of Najran and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas, and was intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces. (MORE).

Clear violation of UN resolutions

Maliki said: “This hostile action by the Houthi group backed by Iran proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime’s support to the Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of the violation of UN resolution (2216) and resolution (2231) in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia and threaten regional and international security. The firing of ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law. “

Colonel al-Maliki also renewed his call for the international community to take more serious and effective steps to stop the blatant Iranian violations through the continued smuggling and transfer of ballistic missiles and weapons to terrorist groups and outlaws and to hold them accountable for their support and blatant defiance of international norms and values and the threat to regional and international security.

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