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OIC Countries: Houthi, Saleh Supporters Involved in Mecca Aggression - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Jeddah- The Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned Houthis and allies of the ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh as well as those who support them and provide them with arms, weapons, rockets, missiles, considering the targeting of Mecca an aggression on the sanctity of holy sites in the Kingdom, an act of offense to the feelings of Muslims around the world and a breach to international community and resolutions.

They called on member states and the international community to take serious and effective steps to prevent the occurrence or recurrence of such attacks in the future and called for holding accountable all those who smuggle weapons, provide training and continue to support the coup group.

In conclusion, participants recommended the convening of an emergency meeting of foreign ministers of member states in Mecca within the next two weeks in regards to this attack and its developments.

The meeting affirmed member states’ support for the Kingdom in its fight against terrorism and against all those attempting to cause harm to the Kingdom or to target religious holy sites therein. It also affirmed solidarity with the Kingdom in all its efforts and measures to preserve its security and stability.

It called at the same time on all Member States to stand united against this heinous aggression and against those behind it supporting its perpetrators with arms.

OIC Secretary General Abdullah Alem expressed total rejection to any shaking of stability and security in Saudi Arabia or any threat to the country’s unity and its citizens and residents safety. Alem demanded the OIC to condemn Houthis and Saleh militias’ aggression.