JEDDAH: The United States on Monday said it “strongly condemned” a Houthi drone attack that damaged a school in Saudi Arabia.
The explosives-laden drone was launched across the border from Yemen and crashed into a school in Asir region, Saudi Civil Defense said on Sunday.
“Such attacks threaten civilians, including school children,” the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs said on Monday. “We join other nations in condemning the attack and call on the Houthis to commit to a lasting ceasefire.”
Earlier, the French Ambassador to the Kingdom described the Houthi attack as “brutal and outrageous.”
The comments follow condemnation from the UAE, Bahrain, the Arab Parliament, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The attack comes as the Iran-backed militia continue to attack Saudi Arabia with drones.
The Arab coalition said on Monday that Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched towards Khamis Mushait
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