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Japan condemns Houthi missile attack on Riyadh
10 : 39 AM - 09/11/2017
Tokyo, Nov. 9 (BNA): Japan firmly condemned a missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels that targeted the international airport in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
"Japan strongly condemns this missile launch, which threatened the safety of civilians," Foreign Ministry Press Secretary Norio Maruyama said in a statement.
"Japan continues its commitment to maintain and reinforce peace and stability in the Middle East," Maruyama added, quoted by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
On Saturday evening, the Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias targeting King Khalid International Airport.
The attack was widely condemned and prompted angry reactions b several governments.


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