Saudi King stresses importance of political solution to Yemen crisis
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said the Kingdom stresses the importance of a political solution to the Yemeni crisis based on the Gulf initiative, the outcomes of the Yemeni National Dialogue, and Security Council resolution 2216.
Speaking at the EU-States of Arab League summit at the Red Sea Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday, King Salman said, “The Kingdom emphasizes the importance of a unified international effort to support the Yemeni legitimate government and force the Iran-backed terrorist militia of Houthi putschists to comply with the will of the international community.”
“The Kingdom had made great efforts to ensure the success of the Sweden negotiations and called for the follow-up of the implementation of what had been agreed upon in those talks and to hold the Iranian-backed terrorist militias responsible for the situation in Yemen,” he said.
He condemned the terrorist militia’s firing of 200 ballistic missiles towards Saudi cities and other activities that destabilize the security and safety of shipping in Bab al-Madeb and the Red Sea.