Philippines condemns missile attacks vs. Saudi Arabia

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The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign affairs (DFA), on Saturday, denounced the recent missile strikes launched against Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, the agency described the attack as “a destabilizing provocation” as the world grapples with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

“The Philippine government condemns the recent missile strikes directed against Saudi Arabia. The attacks are a destabilizing provocation at a time when the world needs to focus its resources and attention on the global fight against Covid-19,” it said.

State-run Saudi Press Agency reported that the ballistic missiles were launched by Al-Houthi rebels from Yemen towards Riyadh and Jazan.

Two civilians were reportedly “slightly injured” due to fallen debris from the intercepted missile that exploded mid-air. PNA.GOV.PH