Saudi Arabia – Yemen – Attacks on Saudi territory (12 October 2021)


France condemns in the strongest possible terms the Houthi attacks carried out on October 7 and 8 against the Abha and Jizan airports that injured several civilians, as well as the latest round of rocket attacks in the last few days targeting southern Saudi Arabia, in violation of international law. These air attacks threaten the security of Saudi territory and regional stability.

France calls on the Houthis to immediately end their destabilizing actions in Yemen and in the region and to engage constructively in a political process to end the crisis in Yemen. France reaffirms its commitment to a cessation of hostilities throughout the country and a revival of discussions on a comprehensive political agreement under the auspices of the UN.