Spokesman of Arab coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki al-Maliki said that at exactly 05:30 pm on Thursday the Saudi Air Defense forces detected the launch of a ballistic missile by the Iranian Houthi militias from Amran governorate within Yemeni territory towards the Kingdom’s territory.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of Najran city to target populated civilian areas. The Saudi Air Defense forces intercepted and destroyed the missile in the sky of Najran without loss of lives.
He added: this hostile action by the Houthi group supported by Iran, proves the continued involvement the Iranian regime with the Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of violation to UN resolution 2216 and resolution 2231, in order to threaten security of Saudi Arabia and the regional and international security. Firing of the ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to the international humanitarian law.
Maliki renewed his call on the international community to take more serious and effective steps to stop the blatant Iranian violations of the continued smuggling and transfer of ballistic missiles and weapons to terrorist groups and outlaws, and holding them accountable for their support and blatant defiance of the international norms and values, and the threat of regional and international.