Pakistan condemns Houthi ballistic missile fire towards Makkah


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21 May, 2019 9:38 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the firing of two ballistic missiles by Yemeni Houthis towards Makkah which were intercepted by Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, the Foreign Office spokesperson said Pakistan reaffirms its solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reiterates its support against any threat to the security of the Kingdom.

The Foreign Office hit out at the aggression and praised the vigilant Saudi defence forces for intercepting the missiles.

“Islamabad reaffirms its solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reiterates its support against any threat to the security of the Kingdom,” the communique read.

Riyadh had intercepted on Monday the ballistic missile in Makkah fired by the Iran-aligned fighters.

The foiled ballistic missile came at a time of heightened tensions between Tehran and Gulf Arab states and a roughly four-year conflict in Yemen largely seen as a proxy war between the two sides.

Targeting Jeddah, Taif is act of blatant aggression: Imam-e-Kaaba

Imam-e-Kaaba, Sheikh Dr Abdul Rahman ibn Abdul Aziz Al Sudais, has denounced the targeting of Jeddah and Taif with ballistic missiles, terming it an act of blatant aggression carried out by a body with no principle or religion.

“These hostile acts are issued by a body with no principle or a religion. It is a blatant and flagrant aggression,” said Sheikh Abdurrahman Al Sudais, who is also the head of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia.

The Imam-e-Kaaba strongly condemned the targeting of Jeddah and Taif, stressing that the hostilities were carried out by a body with no faith in the holy month of Ramzan.

He praised the brave Saudi air defence forces that managed to monitor hostile targets soaring over prohibited areas in Jeddah and Taif and destroy them.

The Imam-e-Kaaba lauded the high efficiency, readiness, anticipation and vigilance of the Saudi forces that defended the homeland and citizens together with safeguarding the Kingdom’s sanctity. He also praised the great capabilities of the air defence forces to destroy any aggression jeopardising the peace and security of the Kingdom.

He added that the success of the Royal Air Defense Forces in dealing with any hostilities sends a clear message to those who might be tempted to commit heinous crimes against the Kingdom.

In conclusion, the Imam-i-Kaaba prayed to Almighty Allah to keep his country in a high position and protect Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman together with perpetuating peace and security all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



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