Malaysia strongly condemns the missile attack on 19 December 2017 which was targeted towards the civilian population in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Malaysia commends the swift action taken by Saudi defence forces in intercepting the missile.

Malaysia stands firmly in solidarity with Saudi Arabia in confronting this vicious act that would threaten peace and security of Saudi Arabia. The peace and security of Saudi Arabia is pivotal to that of the Arab region and the Muslim world as a whole.

Malaysia urges parties involved in the ongoing Yemen conflict to resolve the matter peacefully through the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative, as well as in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015). Malaysia also calls for others not to interfere in the internal affairs of Yemen.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia