Pakistan ‘strongly’ condemned the Houthi assault on Saudi Arabia, expressed solidarity with Riyadh and backed its proper to defend itself in opposition to aggression.
An announcement from the Foreign Office stated that the latest missile and drone strikes by Houthis on Saudi Arabia have been a violation of the Kingdom’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“We commend how Saudi Arabia’s successful defensive actions prevented [the] loss of many innocent civilian lives,” it stated, including: “Pakistan has consistently urged all parties to the conflict in Yemen to engage in a meaningful and peaceful dialogue to end the hostilities, in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2216.”
The Foreign Office appreciated the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen’s optimistic step when it unilaterally declared a ceasefire earlier this 12 months.
“It is, however, regrettable that this step was not reciprocated positively,” it stated, including: “Pakistan expresses deep concern at the recent escalation of conflict in Yemen, as the city of Marib is threatened by the Houthi militias.”
Expressing additional issues over the combating, Islamabad stated that it believed that if the battle engulfs Marib, it might end in a “serious humanitarian catastrophe” that may add to the prevailing precarious humanitarian state of affairs within the nation — that has already seen numerous deaths and accidents, and tens of millions displaced.
The Foreign Office urged all events to the battle, specifically the Houthis, to stop army actions, interact in a critical dialogue to finish the battle based mostly on the related UN Security Council resolutions, and reply positively to the proposals made by Martin Griffith, the United Nation’s Special Envoy to Yemen.
“Pakistan believes that war serves no purpose, and all issues can be resolved through peaceful dialogue. Adopting this path early will save thousands of innocent lives, as well as the future of the Yemeni people” it added.
Later, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in a tweet, stated that Pakistan condemns the continued Houthi missile and drone assaults on Saudi Arabia.
FM Qureshi burdened that to avoid wasting harmless lives in Yemen, the combating should cease and a UN-brokered peace have to be given an opportunity.
“Pakistan believes that war serves no purpose and all issues should be resolved through dialogue,” he added.
Houthi rebels declare vital goal struck
Earlier, Houthi rebels stated that they’d hit an “important target” within the capital, Riyadh, utilizing a ballistic missile and drones.
Houthi spokesman Yahya Sarea stated that “an associated military operation” between the air power and missile power was executed via a “Zulfiqar” ballistic missile and 4 “Samad 3” drones, with out revealing particulars on the “important target”.
Sarea claimed that the assault was carried out “in response to the continued escalation” and “the ongoing besiegement” by the Arab coalition forces led by Riyadh, in help of the internationally-recognised Yemeni authorities.