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Saudi soldiers keep watch at the frontline border with Yemen. Reuters

The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted on Monday evening a ballistic missile launched from Yemen towards Saudi territories, the command of the alliance to support legitimacy in Yemen announced.

The Air Forces immediately destroyed the missile launch platform, which was located inside Yemeni territories, said the statement.

The command said that the repetition of the firing of missile towards the territories of the kingdom by the Houthi militias and the forces of the ousted aims at ending the state of calm and aborting the international community’s efforts to ensure the success of the Kuwait consultations.

Such acts also express failure by these militias to deal positively with all the efforts being made by the coalition and the international community to save the blood of the brotherly people of Yemen, it said.

The command of the alliance stressed that the repeated violations of the ceasefire by the Houthis and their associates, targeting the territories of the kingdom and their continued irresponsible practice – despite the policy of restraint followed since the tenth of last April – will force the alliance to reconsider the feasibility of continuing that policy.

The command also warned that it will take all necessary measures to defend the sovereignty and territories of the kingdom and defend the gains of the people of Yemen in the framework of Operation Renewal of Hope.

Saudi Arabia said on May 9 it had also intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from Yemen before it reached its target.