GCC Head, U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen: Houthi Ongoing Attacks Against Saudi Arabia Constitutes Flagrant Violation of International Law

Friday 1442/12/20 - 2021/07/30
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Riyadh, July 30, 2021, SPA -- Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States, Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, received here Thursday the U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking.
During the meeting, they reviewed the latest developments in Yemen, as the GCC Secretary General appreciated the U.S. position of calling for an immediate cessation of Houthi attacks on Marib, which exacerbates the humanitarian crisis, and its keenness to complete the implementation of Riyadh Agreement, achieve stability and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
The two sides condemned in the strongest terms Houthi group's continued targeting of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with ballistic missiles and booby-trapped drones, which represent a flagrant violation of international law and a threat to the security and stability of the region.
They also stressed the need to immediately stop the military escalation by Houthi militia on various fronts, and stop its crimes against civilians and the displaced.
The two sides urged Houthi group to respond to the Saudi ceasefire initiative, engage in the peace process and give priority to the interests of Yemen and Yemenis.
01:21 LOCAL TIME 22:21 GMT