Saudi Arabia – Yemen – Missile launches against Saudi territory (7-8 February 2021)


France strongly condemns the attempted airstrikes targeted against Saudi Arabia on February 7 and 8. The proliferation and use of drones undermine the region’s stability. We reaffirm our strong attachment to the security of Saudi territory.

France is also very concerned about the ongoing offensive in Marib Governorate in Yemen. The current escalation, both in Yemen and against Saudi Arabia, must stop immediately. France calls on the Houthis to put an end to their offensive in Yemen, as well as their destabilizing regional activities, and to engage in a constructive manner in a political process to resolve the crisis in Yemen.

France reaffirms its commitment to a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and to the relaunching of discussions on a comprehensive political agreement involving all components of the country, under UN auspices.