The White House condemned, on Wednesday, the Houthi attack on Abha International Airport, which coincides with the first visit of the UN Special Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking to the region and his efforts to establish lasting peace.
The White House spokeswoman Jan Sami said to Al-Arabiya: “The Houthis want to prolong the war in Yemen by attempting to target Saudi Arabia.”
She also affirmed continuing work to reach a peaceful solution in Yemen.
In turn, the US State Department confirmed today its stand with Saudi Arabia, hours after the Houthi attack targeted Abha International Airport with a car bomb.
She said in statements to “Al-Arabiya”. “We will stand with our allies in the Kingdom, and we have options to deal with the Houthis, among them the sanctions.”
She also added, “The Houthis are responsible for the attacks targeting Saudi Arabia with the support of Iran.” She added, “We will continue to pressure the Houthis. And Tehran is providing support to them, and we will discuss new mechanisms to deal with them. ”
The coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen announced, earlier Wednesday, On a terrorist attack carried out by the Houthi militia targeting Abha airport, confirming that the long-standing fire was controlled Civilian attack as a result of targeting Iranian-backed militias, explaining that the bombed plane that tried to target Abha airport was a copy of the Iranian march “Ababil T”.
This came a few hours after the coalition announced the interception and destruction of two booby-trapped drones The militia launched them towards Saudi Arabia.
The spokesman for the coalition forces, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, said that the coalition forces today managed to intercept and destroy two unmanned drones (booby traps) launched by the terrorist militia in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilian objects and civilians. In the southern region.