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Saudi Arabia Urges Int’l Community to Take Firm Stand Against Houthis

Saudi Arabia Urges Int’l Community to Take Firm Stand Against Houthis

Friday, 24 May, 2019 - 09:45
Members of the UN Security Council vote on a resolution. AP file photo
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Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by taking a firm stand against the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militias after targeting vital populated areas in the Kingdom with ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Such attacks are a flagrant violation of international and humanitarian law and relevant Security Council resolutions, said Acting Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Dr. Khaled Manzlawiy.

Making the Kingdom's speech at a Security Council session on "Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict", Manzlawiy said Riyadh is constantly urging the international community to adopt a unified and comprehensive approach to protect and distance civilians from armed conflicts.

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Council's adoption of Resolution 1265 on "Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict.”

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