The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” multiple missile attacks launched by Yemen’s Al Houthi rebels on Saudi Arabia, saying they posed a threat to regional security.
Saudi forces on Sunday intercepted seven missiles fired by Yemen’s Iran-backed Al Houthi rebels toward cities in Saudi Arabia, including Riyadh, killing one person.
Council members “expressed alarm at the stated intention of the [Al] Houthis to continue these attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as to launch additional attacks against other states in the region,” said a council statement.
The council called for dialogue to reach a political settlement that would end the war in Yemen, now in its third year.
The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to push back the Al Houthi who captured the capital Sanaa and forced the government into exile.
The council statement came after a meeting between UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman who presented a $930 million check to the United Nations for humanitarian aid to Yemen.