Egypt condemned in the strongest terms the "treacherous missile attack" of the Houthi militia that targeted the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday evening, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Sunday.
According to Yemini officials, a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels killed at least 17 people in a government-held city on Saturday, including a 5-year-old girl, after it hit a gas station in the Rawdha neighbourhood in the central city of Marib.
In the statement, Egypt expressed its sincere condolences to the "government and people of brotherly Yemen," and to the families of the victims of this crime, as well as wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.
Egypt also stated its support for the Yemeni government, reiterating its demand to stop these "heinous attacks," while working to give priority to the interests of Yemen and its people.
This shall be done, Egypt said, with the aim of reaching a comprehensive political settlement in accordance with international agreements, in order to spare the innocent Yemeni blood, and to also put an end to the protracted humanitarian crisis in Yemen.