UN says terrorist Attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport Poses Threat to Regional Security

UN says terrorist Attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport Poses Threat to Regional Security

The United Nations has expressed concern over the attack on Abha International Airport by a hostile Houthi projectile.

The Un also urged all parties to prevent such incidents which escalate the current situation, pose a serious threat to national and regional security, and undermine the political process in Yemen led by the UN.

 “The UN reiterates the Security Council’s latest statement which called on all parties to ensure the protection of civilians and vital civilian infrastructure in accordance with international humanitarian law.” UN Spokesman Farhan Haq said at the daily press conference.

The Iranian-backed Houthi group had attacked Abha airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, resulting in 26 civilian casualties on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab coalition that has supported the Yemeni government in its war against the Houthis for four years.

The conflict, which witnessed a major escalation in March 2015, destroyed most of Yemen’s cities. The Houthis controlled much of western Yemen and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee the country.

The Houthis controlled much of western Yemen and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee the country.

After the emergence of the Houthi group, believed to be militarily backed by Iran, which represents a regional Shiite force, Saudi Arabia and eight other Arab countries have launched an air campaign.

Riyadh says that it aims at restoring the legitimate government of Hadi Mansour in Yemen.