Saudi Arabia – Yemen – Missile and drone launches targeted against Saudi territory (7 March 2021)


France utterly condemns the missile and drone launches targeted once again, in violation of international law, against several cities in Saudi Arabia on March 7. The intensification of these attacks, for which the Houthis have claimed responsibility, represents a dangerous escalation. France reaffirms its strong commitment to the security of Saudi territory and regional stability, to which the proliferation of drones and missiles poses a serious threat.

The destabilizing regional activities of the Houthis and their offensive in Marib Province in Yemen in direct opposition to any process to resolve the crisis in Yemen must cease immediately. France reaffirms its commitment to a cessation of hostilities in the country and to the relaunching of discussions on a comprehensive and inclusive political agreement, under UN auspices.