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UK condemns Houthi attack on Abha airport in Saudi Arabia

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Britain condemned an attack by Yemen’s Houthi movement on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport, in a Tweet posted by foreign secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday.

“We condemn the Houthis’ latest attack against Saudi Arabia that hit a civilian plane at Abha Airport. The Houthis must end these outrageous attacks,” Raab said.

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“The UK is steadfast in its unwavering support for the security of Saudi territory.”

Hours later, the UK joined Germany and France to condemn the Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport in a joint statement.

“Continued attacks of this nature, including which target civilian areas in violation of international law, illustrates the seriousness of the threat that the proliferation of drones poses to the stability of the region,” a statement from the three countries said.

The statement added: “We reiterate our firm commitment to the security and integrity of Saudi territory, and reaffirm our commitment strong support for a swift resolution of the Yemeni conflict which will bring much-needed stability to the region.”

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