A member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi, chaired this morning at the Presidential Palace in Ma’ashiq an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Saudi Air Defenses shoot down Houthi ballistic missile
The official spokesman of the Arab Coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iran-affiliated Houthi militia at 7:23 a.m. this Monday.
Al-Maliki told the Saudi Press Agency that the missile, launched from the Houthi stronghold of Saada,"was heading towards the city of KhamisMushait and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas".
He said that "this hostile action by the Houthi group supported by Iran proves the continuing involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in a clear and explicit defiance to violate United Nations resolutions 2216 and 2231 in order to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the regional and international security, and that launching ballistic missiles toward densely populated cities and villages is contrary to the international humanitarian law."
He renewed his call for the international community "to take more serious and effective steps to stop Iran's blatant violations"including the smuggling and transfer of ballistic missiles to terrorist groups and outlaws.