Rabat - Morocco will not accept any attack against the Holy Places of Islam and the other Gulf and Arab States, said Mounia Boucetta, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sunday in Jeddah.
Rabat – Morocco will not accept any attack against the Holy Places of Islam and the other Gulf and Arab States, said Mounia Boucetta, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sunday in Jeddah.
During the emergency meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Boucetta reiterated Morocco’s condemnation of the repeated attacks targeting Saudi Arabia by militias, “which staged a coup against legitimacy in Yemen in flagrant violation of all the UN and the OIC charters and resolutions.”
For Boucetta, “Morocco supports Saudi Arabia in all the measures it would take in accordance with international legitimacy against these repeated attacks targeting its sovereignty and security.” The Secretary of State stressed the importance of reaching “a peaceful and political solution to the Yemeni crisis on the basis of the Gulf Initiative and the outcomes of Yemen’s Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference.”
Boucetta also reiterated Morocco’s solidarity with Saudi Arabia and “the brotherly Gulf and Arab countries in defending their security and territories.”
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said that the attacks of the Houthi militias on Saudi Arabia are “a flagrant violation of the charter of the OIC.” The official added that these militias fired about 300 ballistic missiles, including more than 90 missiles targeting areas and cities of the Saudi Kingdom, including Mecca.
Al Jubeir said the launch of an Iranian-made ballistic missile on the city of Riyadh is “in violation of the Charter of the OIC and the United Nations, and international resolutions, especially Security Council resolution 2216.” He stressed that the Iranian regime “continues to provide Houthi militias with weapons to attack the kingdom.”
OIC Secretary-General, Yousef Al Othaimeen, called for firm action to address violations by Houthi militias of the rights of the Yemeni people and their attacks against Saudi Arabia and navigation in the Red Sea.
The emergency meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers was held at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss the repercussions of the launch of a ballistic missile by Houthi militia on the city of Riyadh.
The Ministerial Contact Group on Yemen, which brings together 17 countries including Morocco, convened on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting and stressed the need to take effective measures to prevent Yemen from becoming “a source of threat to neighboring countries and a haven for terrorist organizations.”