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Maldives condemns missile attack on Saudi airport

Shahudha Mohamed
14 June 2019, MVT 09:13
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)
Shahudha Mohamed
14 June 2019, MVT 09:13

Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday released a statement strongly condemning the missile attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia, injuring innocent civilians.

"Such deplorable acts of terrorism have a negative impact on the efforts by the parties concerned and the international community to find peaceful solutions to conflicts in the region", the statement read.

Additionally, the Maldivian government reaffirmed its solidarity with the Saudi government and reiterated its steadfast commitment to fight against terrorism.

The missile which struck the arrival halls of Abha International Airport on Tuesday was reportedly fired by Houthi rebels, injuring 26, including women and children.

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