Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister on missile attack in Saudi Arabia 

Statement

March 27, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns the ballistic missile attacks launched by Houthi rebels on Sunday, against four towns and cities in Saudi Arabia, including Riyadh’s international airport. The deliberate targeting of civilians is unacceptable.

“There is a real risk of escalation if these kinds of attacks by Houthi rebels continue and if Iran keeps supplying weapons to the Houthis, in direct contravention of the UN embargo.

“We urge all parties to redouble their efforts to resume negotiations to bring an end to the conflict and we fully support the efforts of Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, newly appointed by Secretary-General António Guterres.”

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