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Arab League chief condemns firing of missiles at Mecca

MENA , Tuesday 21 May 2019
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FILE PHOTO: Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Arab League's secretary general, speaks during a news conference in Rome (Photo: Reuters)
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The Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit has condemned the firing of two ballistic missiles towards Mecca on Monday by Houthi militants.

In statements on Tuesday, Mohamed Afifi, Aboul Gheit’s spokesman, said the head of the Arab League decried such terrorist acts, saying they do not only constitute a serious threat to Saudi Arabia’s security and stability, but also to the whole region's security, as these acts violate the sanctity of the holy places.

Aboul Gheit pledged full solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the face of any attempt to undermine its stability, his spokesman said.

He expressed the Arab League's support for any measures taken by the Saudi authorities to confront any threats to national interests and security.

He also rejected any attempt to widen the circle of armed conflicts which Yemen has suffered from over the past years, the spokesman said. 

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