Arab Parliamentary Union condemns Houthis’ attack on Abha airport

Amman, The Head of the Arab Parliamentary Union (AIPU), Atef Tarawneh, condemned the missile attack by the Houthi militia that targeted the Saudi Abha International Airport on Wednesday, injuring a number of civilian passengers of various nationalities, including children and women.

The AIPU rejects the use of violence and indiscriminate targeting of civilians, which constitutes a flagrant violation of international, moral and humanitarian law and a serious escalation that undermines all international efforts to reach a political solution, Tarawneh said in a statement on Thursday.

Tarawneh warned that the Houthi militia’s actions threaten the stability of Saudi Arabia, and seek to carry out suspicious projects aimed at destabilizing Arab-Muslim ties.

He stressed the need to follow the language of reason and dialogue before resorting to violence, which will grow in the shadow of conflict of international interests and regional turmoil.

To stop the militia’s threats, he called on the international community and the UN Security Council to take a firm stand and deterrent measures to counter all subversive Houthi actions targeting Saudi territory and its vital civilian facilities.

On the AIPU’s stance, he expressed the full solidarity of the Arab Parliamentary Union and its unwavering support for Saudi Arabia in all its actions and efforts at all levels at the local, regional and international levels to safeguard its security and stability and the safety of its citizens.

Source: Jordan News Agency