Riyadh — Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council that it would take all necessary actions to ensure its security and the safety of its citizens and residents per its obligations under international law.
In its letter to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, the permanent Saudi representative to the UN, also urged council members to condemn such acts of terrorism by the Houthis firmly.
Saudi Arabia called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to “shoulder its responsibility to end the threats posed by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia to international peace and security and hold the militia accountable” for its violent activities.
The letter highlighted the continued attacks on the Kingdom by the militias from Yemen “in a flagrant violation of international law and applicable Security Council resolutions.”
One recent example was a Houthi strike on Aug. 31 that targeted Abha International Airport in the Kingdom’s Asir region, which wounded eight civilians from different countries (Saudi Arabia, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal), some in critical condition.
“Such an act of terrorism targeting civilian infrastructure and threatens innocent civilian travelers are heinous war crimes, and the Houthi militias must be held accountable under international humanitarian laws,” Al-Mouallimi said in his letter.