PRETORIA VOICES CONCERN OVER ATTEMPTED MISSILE ATTACK ON SAUDI CAPITAL

PRETORIA– The South African government has voiced concern over the attempted missile attack which targeted the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The attempted missile attack on March 25 was the third such incident following similar attempts in November and December 2017. The missiles are believed to have originated from Yemen.

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation said here Wednesday that South Africa shared the concern that the domestic conflict in Yemen was impacting regional stability.

Furthermore, the missiles appeared to have been destroyed over urban areas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and had resulted in a casualty.

“South Africa condemns any use of lethal force targeting civilian populations and calls upon the parties involved to respect international humanitarian law,” the department said in a statement.

South Africa reiterates its calls to all parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to demonstrate restraint and consider peaceful alternatives.

We remain forthright in our belief that the only sustainable resolution will be a negotiated, Yemeni-led, inclusive and fair political settlement.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK