GCC Secretary-General: The attack on Saudi frigate endangers international navigation
2/2/2017 12:32:00 AM
Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Abdul-Latif al-Zayani on Monday affirmed that the GCC states are very concerned as the Houthis attacked a Saudi frigate.
Al-Zayani depicted the attack as a serious development which endangers the international navigation and interests of the Red Sea countries.
He expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia, emphasizing that the GCC states will support all measures taken by Saudi Arabia to ban smuggling of weapons to Yemen.
A Saudi patrol frigate was attacked by three Houthi suicide boats off the shore of the Yemeni port of al-Hudeidah, killing two crew members and injured three others.
A Saudi patrol frigate was patrolling the coast of Yemen when the attack took place.
Many Arab and foreign countries condemned the attack that targeted the Saudi frigate, affirming that such attacks would undermine efforts to achieve peace and stability in Yemen and the region.