Turki Al Malki: Iran-backed Houthis pose a serious threat to region

The spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malki. (Screengrab)

The spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malki said that Bringing peace and security to Yemen will bring peace and security to Saudi Arabia, the GCC and the region.

Saudi foreign Ministry shared the statement on twitter, on Friday.

Al-Malki said: “The Iranians are taking Yemen as an experimental field for ballistic missiles and drones. They have attacked Abha International Airport with kamikaze tactics with Iranian drones, fast boats threatning the red sea and Bab Al Mandab. They are supporting them with land-cruise missiles right now … they declared it in their media. They launched it against Emirates, however it failed.

So we are facing a threat in the region other than achieving the strategic objective for the Yemeni people and to get back the legitimate government,” he said.

Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohamed Al-Jaber said that there are 22 sea, air and land ports in Yemen.

“Saudi Arabia is working with international organizations to increase imports in Yemen to help the Yemeni people,” he added.

 

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