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US condemns Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The US today strongly condemned the Houthi missile attack on Riyadh, saying this calls into question their commitment to helping shape a peaceful, prosperous, and secure future for

"The strongly condemns today's Houthi missile attack on Riyadh," State Department said. She said the US supports the right of to defend its borders against these threats, which are "fueled by the Iranian regime's dangerous proliferation of weapons and destabilising activities in the region.

"The continued attacks on Saudi population centres calls into question their commitment to helping shape a peaceful, prosperous, and secure future for We continue to call on all parties to return to UN-facilitated political negotiations and move toward ending the war in Yemen," Nauert said.

Saudi media reported that Saudi Arabia's air defence forces intercepted three ballistic missiles over today, after at least three blasts were heard in the capital city.

Meanwhile, the today announced a Congressional hearing on the

"Growing turmoil in the poses clear and immediate dangers to the US and our partners. In Syria, is using cover from and to continue abhorrent attacks on civilians that have destabilised the region," Congressman Ed Royce, of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said.

"Meanwhile, in Yemen, Iran's malign influence has empowered the and left millions on the brink of This hearing will allow members to examine US policy toward the as we grapple with these conflicts and approach a key deadline for the nuclear agreement," he said.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 08:15 IST
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