File Photo: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo: AP)
Egypt expressed its “serious condemnation” of repeated attacks by Iran-backed Houthi militias against Saudi Arabia, the latest being a ballistic missile attack on Sunday on the Gulf country’s southern region.
In an official statement on Sunday, Egypt’s foreign ministry stressed its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in facing such “vicious attacks” and its support of measures undertaken to defend its land and regional security.
The statement affirmed the importance of responding to ceasefire calls in Yemen to allow for the settling of the Yemeni crisis with the agreed upon terms of reference, especially the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and the outcomes of the Comprehensive National Dialogue and the Security Council resolution 2216.
On Sunday, the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy said it had intercepted a ballistic missile launched toward civilian targets in southern Saudi Arabia, the latest in increased cross-border attacks since late May when a truce in Yemen imposed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic expired.
The attack comes a few days after the coalition said it had intercepted on Thursday an armed drone and two ballistic missiles launched towards Saudi Arabia’s southern region.