Sudan Government Denounces Missile Attack on Riyadh


The Sudanese government denounced the launch of a missile attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards King Khaled bin Abdulaziz Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gharib Allah Khidir expressed strong condemnation for the indiscriminate shelling of a ballistic missile by the Houthis calling the attack “indiscriminate and absurd”, pointing out that it targeted densely populated civilian areas.

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

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.

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.