KSA Notifies UN Security Council It Intercepted, Destroyed Two Al-Houthi Hostile Drones on April 2
New York, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed that the Royal Saudi Air Defense Systems discovered two remote control drones flying towards civilian targets in the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait on 2 April 2019.
It explained that they were directed by Iran's Al-Houthi militias to densely populated civilian areas, yet they were intercepted and destroyed by the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces according to Rules of engagement.
This came in a letter sent today by the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Mission to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah Al-Mu'alemi to the President of the UN Security Council. A copy of the letter was also sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterich.
In the letter, Dr. Al-Mu'alemi said: "As a result of intercepting the hostile Al-Houthi drones, the debris spread in two civilian areas, injuring 5 civilians, including a woman and a child, in addition to damage to some houses and 4 vehicles.
He stressed that the ongoing attempts by Al-Houthi terrorist militia being supported by Iran to target Saudi civilians and civilian facilities through unmanned aerial vehicles, remote controlled explosive boats and hostile attacks being launched from the governorate of Hodeida in particular, at a time when the Coalition is committed to the cease-fire in Hodeidah as stipulated in Stockholm Agreement, represents a provocative attempt by Al-Houthi militia by committing such hostile and terrorist acts in an attempt to provoke Coalition forces to carry out military operations in the governorate of Hodeidah.
He said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called upon the Security Council to take urgent measures to address the stockpiles of Al-Houthi weapons and to disarm these terrorist militias in order to prevent the escalation of such attacks, which raised regional tensions and increased the risk of wider regional confrontations.
Source: Saudi Press Agency