US ambassador to Saudi Arabia condemns ‘cowardly attack’ on Abha airport

US ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid strongly condemned what he called the "cowardly attack" that targeted Abha International Airport. (File photo: Reuters)

The US ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid strongly condemned on Monday what he called the "cowardly attack" that targeted Abha International Airport.


On the official Twitter page of the US Mission to Saudi Arabia, Abizaid sent condolences to “the families and friends of those injured or killed in this outrageous attack on civilians.”

The Arab Coalition said on Sunday that the Iranian-backed Houthi militia launched an attack targeting Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport.

The coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said one Syrian national was killed and seven others were injured.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK and the US released a joint statement expressing their concern over escalating tensions in the region and the dangers posed by Iran’s destabilizing activities in Yemen and the broader region.

In a joint statement, the quartet condemned Iran’s recent actions in the region, including attacks on the oil tankers off Fujairah in the UAE on May 12 and in the Gulf of Oman on June 13.

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