Houthi attack on oil pumping station to jeopardize UN peace efforts: Mouallimi

Abdullah Al-Mouallimi

Saudi Gazette Report

New York
— The cowardly terror attacks by Houthi militias on oil pumping stations using seven explosive-laden drones will only lead to further escalation in the region, Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the UN Abdullah Al-Mouallimi said in a letter to UN Secretary General António Guterres and UN Security Council President Dian Triansyah Djani.

He said such act will only jeopardize the efforts of the United Nations.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia furthermore calls for the Security Council to take urgent measures to address the stockpile of Houthi weapons and to disarm this terrorist militia, in order to prevent the escalation of these attacks which raise regional tensions and raise the risks of a broader regional confrontation,” he said.

Mouallimi reiterated the Kingdom’s commitment to support the political efforts spearheaded by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, and the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee to successfully implement the Stockholm Agreement.

He called for the full implementation of all relevant Security Council resolutions including 2140, 2216 and 2541 in order to prevent the Houthi militias from using the Hodeida seaport.