NEW YORK: The UN on Thursday said it was “deeply concerned” over an increase in attacks on Saudi Arabia by the Iran backed Houthi-militia in Yemen.
The comments came as the Arab coalition thwarted the latest attempt by the militia to hit civilian targets in the Kingdom – this time a ballistic missile targeting Jazan.
“We are deeply concerned by the recent reports of increased Houthi cross-border attacks against Saudi Arabia,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
He also highlighted the Houthi offensive in Marib province where thousands of displaced Yemenis had settled after fleeing fighting elsewhere.
“These actions undermine prospects for peace and regional stability and are detrimental to the ongoing diplomatic efforts to end the conflict,” Dujarric added.
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