RIYADH, 10th October 2016 (WAM) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Mason by Houthi-Saleh militia in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted a Saudi official source today as describing the attack as a terrorist act that jeopardizes international maritime (security) and a systematized attack carried out by an Iran-backed militia targeting commercial marine at the Strait of Bab el-Mandab.

“This attack came after several other recent acts by the Houthi-Saleh alliance continuous breach of commitments and violations of agreement made by the Yemeni people at the National Dialogue Conference and a refusal to abide by the will of the international community and UN Security Council resolution 2216,” the source added.

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