US says it stands firmly with Saudi partners against border threats

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington. (File photo: AP)

The United States has said it stands firmly with Saudi Arabia in defending their borders against continued threats from Houthi missiles, US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said.

“The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s Houthi missile launch directed at Riyadh. These actions only exacerbate the conflict in Yemen and deepen mistrust. We stand firmly with our Saudi partners in defending their borders against these continued threats. We continue to urge all parties to work with UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths toward a political settlement and an end to the conflict in Yemen,” a statement released by Nauert read.

The statement comes a day after Saudi air defense intercepted two ballistic missiles fired over the skies of Riyadh by Houthi militias.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51