Saudi Cabinet hails US move to label Houthis terrorists


Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet on Tuesday welcomed the US move to designate the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen as a terrorist organization and add its leaders to its terrorist list.  

The Cabinet noted that such a step would contribute to putting an end to the militia’s as well as its backers’ acts, endangering the lives of Yemeni people and international security, peace, and global economy.

In a virtual session chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, the Cabinet congratulated Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman on the launch of THE LINE project in NEOM.

At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the contents of the telephone call he received from Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during which they reviewed the outcomes of the recently-concluded GCC Supreme Council in AlUla.

The Cabinet expressed thanks and appreciation for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH the Crown Prince for their support for the health sector and their continuing care of the health and interest of citizens and expatriates since the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

The Cabinet lauded the initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince to take the vaccine themselves out of their keenness on prevention from the disease and to enhance the principle of public health in the Kingdom.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the meeting, Majid Al-Qasabi, acting minister of media, pointed out that the Cabinet reviewed a number of reports on the developments of coronavirus domestically and internationally as well as the latest statistics of the pandemic in the Kingdom.

The reports also included the efforts being exerted to open additional vaccine centers throughout the country and equip them with the basic services and medical and technical staff.

The Cabinet emphasized that the implementation of allowing citizens to travel abroad and return to the Kingdom, lifting a ban on international flights, and fully opening of land, sea, and air outlets, starting from March 31 2021, in accordance with the essential precautions and measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, in coordination with pertinent authorities.

The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack that took place, in western Niger, and standing along the side of the Republic of Niger in solidarity against terrorism, in all of its forms and manifestations.


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