Saudi Arabia urges UN Security Council to condemn Houthi terror

Yemeni pro-government militants, loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, take part in a parade to mark the anniversary of the 1962 revolution, in the country's third-largest city of Taez, on September 26, 2016. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia has urged the United Nations Security Council to condemn the terrorist acts committed by the Houthi militias and their allies and has called for appropriate measures against the countries supporting them.

In a letter written by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, the country’s Permanent Representative Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi highlighted “the continued hostilities committed by Houthi militias in Yemen and military units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on the Saudi border as well as within Saudi Arabia’s territorial limits”.

The letter called it a “flagrant violation of the security and safety of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the relevant Security Council resolutions, in particular Resolution 2216 (2-15)”. The country also provided a list of numerous ballistic missiles attacks violating Saudi borders, from June 6 to October 2016.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reaffirms its right to take all appropriate measures to counter the threats by the Iran-funded and backed Houthi-Saleh rebel militias and will spare no effort in protecting the security and safety of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen and its people, and the region, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law,” said the letter.

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