Saudi Arabia calls on Security Council to include al-Houthi group in international terrorism lists

Saudi Arabia calls on Security Council to include al-Houthi group in international terrorism lists


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has called on the UN Security Council to take the necessary steps towards the inclusion of the al-Houthi group  in international terrorism lists.

In a speech at the UN Security Council meeting held at the council's headquarters in New York on the situation in the Middle East, the Kingdom's permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah al-Mouallimi, called on the Security Council to be bold and courageous in naming the parties obstructing the peace process in Yemen, the first of which is Iran, which continues to provide the Houthis with arms in flagrant contravention of Security Council resolutions 2216 and 2140.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stressed the importance of achieving a comprehensive political solution in Yemen in accordance with the relevant Security Council resolutions, in particular Resolution No. 2216, the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative, the outcomes of the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference and the implementation of the Stockholm Convention as a first step towards the overall political solution.

He noted that Iran continued its provocative expansionist approach in the Middle East, beginning with its support for the involvement of the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist in the fighting in Syria and ending with its support for the Houthi militia in Yemen, which is still lagging in the implementation of the Stockholm Conventions.

Al-Muallimi praised the role of the United States of America on its classification of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, as well as the British decision to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. They called on the Security Council to take the necessary steps towards the inclusion of these two sides as well as the Houthi militias in the international terrorist lists.


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