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Maldives condemns attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport

Ahmed Aiham
25 June 2019, MVT 15:46
A picture taken during a guided tour with the Saudi military on June 13, 2019 shows the damage on the roof of Abha airport in the popular mountain resort of the same name in the southwest of Saudi Arabia, one day after a Yemeni rebel missile attack on the civil airport wounded 26 civilians. - Saudi Arabia accused its arch-foe Tehran of ordering the missile strike on the airport on June 12, drawing promises of "stern action" from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Yemeni Huthi rebels. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)
Ahmed Aiham
25 June 2019, MVT 15:46

The government of Maldives, on Tuesday, issued a statement strongly condemning the attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport on June 23.

According to state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), "a terrorist attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia took place at Abha International Airport" resulted in the death of "a Syrian national" and the wounding of "seven civilians".

The circular released by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maldives iterated the state's commitment to work closely with the international community to find peaceful solutions to conflicts across the region and fight against global terrorism.

Moreover, while reaffirming its solidarity with the "brotherly" people of Saudi Arabia, the ministry conveyed its sincerest condolences to families of the victim and wished for a speedy recovery of the injured.

On June 14, the same airport was struck by another attack, wounding 26 people.