Recent Houthi Attack a Threat to Regional and International Security: OIC

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, condemned a recent attack from Houthi rebels on the Yemeni-Saudi border as a threat to regional and international security during an extraordinary meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday (21/01). (Reuters Photo/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

By : Sheany | on 4:53 PM January 22, 2018
Category : News, Foreign Affairs

Jakarta. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, condemned a recent attack from Houthi rebels on the Yemeni-Saudi border as a threat to regional and international security during an extraordinary meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday (21/01).

The 57-member organization said the Iranian-backed coup militias "mark a grave development and a brazen affront to the international community, a threat to regional and international security, and a breach of international humanitarian law."

On Saturday, Yemen’s Houthi movement reportedly fired a ballistic missile toward Saudi Arabia’s southern province of Najran. The short-range missile was intercepted by Saudi air defense forces, the latest in a series of missiles targeted toward the kingdom by the Houthi rebels.

The OIC’s ministerial contact group on Yemen further stressed in a communique the importance of joint and determined work to prevent Yemen from turning into a haven for violent groups and terrorist organizations, the organization's statements received by the Jakarta Globe said.

The OIC also conveyed its support for Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadiof’s government, and said that it rejected any interference in the country’s international affairs.

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