BEIRUT, Lebanon, – Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, strongly condemned the firing of a ballistic missile, at Saudi capital, Riyadh, by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels, saying it “exacerbates existing divisions and conflicts.”
“The repeated targeting of Saudi territory by missile attacks from Yemeni territory, does not only threaten the security of the kingdom and the safety of its people, but also exposes the region to serious dangers, and exacerbates existing divisions and conflicts,” Hariri said, in a statement, released by his media office.
He added that, “we strongly condemn such attacks and stress the need to abandon these aggressive methods, and refrain from policies that fuel conflict.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia said, it shot down a ballistic missile over Riyadh, fired from Yemen by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who announced that the target was the official residence of King Salman.
For the past three years, Saudi Arabia has led a military campaign, involving air strikes and ground troops, against the Houthis, who seized the Yemeni capital from the internationally recognised government in 2014.
The kingdom accuses the Shiite rebels of being a proxy for its arch foe Iran, which vehemently denies arming the insurgents.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK