Saudi UN envoy decries Houthi border attacks

Nearly 500 Saudi citizens have died in cross-border attacks by Houthi militias, according to Saudi-UN envoy Abdallah al-Moallimi

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Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United Nations Abdallah al-Moallimi has said that nearly 500 Saudi citizens were killed following 1700 border attacks by Houthi militias.

Moallimi noted the difference between the militias and Saudi-led coalition forces, who view all areas of Yemen as civilian populated areas.

The envoy’s comments came during a Security Council meeting where it was announced that the Saudi-led Arab coalition was removed from a blacklist of those causing the deaths of hundreds of children in Yemen.

The United Nations also requested to verify the information and sources and of their recent reports, noting that Saudi Arabia continues to provide aid for Yemeni refugees as well as the provision of humanitarian assistance in all parts of Yemen.

The Saudi-led coalition includes United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Sudan.

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