Pakistan strongly reacts over the drone strike against Saudi Arabia

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Pakistan strongly reacts over the drone strike against Saudi Arabia

Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned fresh missile and drone strikes by Yemen’s Houthis on Saudi Arabia, terming it “a violation of the Kingdom's sovereignty and territorial integrity”.

The rebel group last week said it aimed a number of drones at Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport and put it out of action for several hours.

A Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis said it had intercepted and destroyed an explosive drone aimed at civilian targets in the south of the kingdom.

“We commend how Saudi Arabia's successful defensive actions prevented loss of many innocent civilian lives. Pakistan expresses full solidarity with Saudi Arabia and supports the Kingdom's right to defend itself against aggression,” said foreign office in a statement.

Pakistan has consistently urged all parties to the conflict in Yemen to engage in a meaningful and peaceful dialogue to end the hostilities, in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2216, it added.