Saudi Letter to UNSC Urges Deterring Houthi Threats

Saudi Arabia filed a complaint at the United Nations Security Council against Houthis. The Kingdom asked the UNSC to “carry out its responsibility” in preventing Iran-backed Houthi militias from increasing regional and international tension.

Saudi Arabia also stressed that it reserves the right to take “all necessary measures” to protect its territory and citizens in the wake of the recent Houthi terrorist attack that targeted civilians and civilian facilities in the Kingdom.

Houthi militia had recently fired two ballistic missiles targeting Riyadh and Jazan.

In a letter sent to UN Chief António Guterres, the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, reported the Houthi ballistic missile attack which took place on March 28, 2020.

This terrorist attack constitutes a serious threat to current efforts exerted by the United Nations in order to reduce tensions in Yemen, particularly in light of difficult circumstances in which the world is united in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Al-Mouallimi said.