Home | News    Monday 6 November 2017

Sudan condemns targeting of Saudi capital with ballistic missile

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

November 5, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Sunday has denounced the launch of a missile attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards the Saudi Arabia capital, Riyadh.

JPEG - 25.3 kb
Saudi security forces take part in a military parade on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 (File Photo Reuters/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen towards one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the Riyadh.

In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gharib Allah Khidir expressed strong condemnation for the indiscriminate shelling of a ballistic missile by the Houthis towards King Khaled bin Abdulaziz Airport in Riyadh.

He described the attack as “indiscriminate and absurd”, saying it targeted densely populated civilian areas.

Khidir praised the vigilance of the Saudi air defence, saying it effectively intercepted the missile.

He underscored Sudan’s full support for Saudi Arabia in the face of what he called “the absurd Huthi aggression which violates all international conventions and laws”.

The Foreign Ministry further reiterated Sudan’s commitment to work within the Arab alliance to restore the legitimacy and end the state of chaos in Yemen in order to achieve security, peace and stability in the country and the region.

The Sudanese army has been participating in the Saudi-led military coalition since 2015 in a regional effort to back the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after he was ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels.

Last June, Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir praised the role of the army in Yemen, vowing to continue to participate in Saudi-led alliance until it achieves its goals.

However, a member of the Sudanese parliament last month called to end the presence of the Sudanese troops in Yemen, saying “many disadvantages are emerging due to the participation in this war”.

In May, Sudanese military sources dismissed media reports that 80 Sudanese troops have been killed in Yemen saying only 21 were killed, including 4 officers.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The influence of facetious leaders in South Sudan 2018-12-03 18:44:28 By Daniel Abushery Daniel It's like that old saying, "Everybody's talking about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it:" Public consultation is essential and healthy where there are (...)

Will Khartoum peace agreement bring reform or maintain tyranny? 2018-12-01 05:41:01 By Duop Chak Wuol Known for operating with a vicious precision, his trademark is ruthlessness, and how he manoeuvres his political rivals is irrefutably effective. Salva Kiir, the man in (...)

US-Sudanese relations: moths to the fire 2018-11-25 11:07:23 By Muhammad Osman & Magdi el Gizouli The rapprochement between Sudan and the U.S. progresses with the pace of an anxious flirtation. Less than two years since it began in 2015, that (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.