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Chief of the General Staff Gen. Abdurrahman Al-Bunyan greets the warship’s crew of officers and non-commissioned officers at King Faisal Naval Base of the Western Fleet in Jeddah on Sunday. — SPA

Riyadh- The Council of Ministers stressed on Monday that the terrorist attack by Houthi militias’ suicide boats on a Saudi frigate off Hodeida port will not deter the Coalition Forces supporting legitimacy in Yemen from continuing their military operations until the objective of helping the Yemeni people is achieved and the legitimate government is restored.

The cabinet was chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz who informed the council about the content of the letter sent by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to him.

The cabinet described the terrorist attack as a dangerous development threatening international navigation in the Red Sea and impacting the delivery of humanitarian and medical aid.

Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi said the Cabinet thanked the King for patronizing the opening ceremony of the National Festival for Heritage and Culture (Janadriya 31).

Furthermore, the cabinet praised the King for his interest in serving the Islamic culture and encouraging scientists, scholars, thinkers, writers, intellectuals, and media personnel—it also commended the efforts of the Ministry of National Guard in organizing the Janadriya festival showcasing the diversity of heritage and arts of the Kingdom’s various regions.

The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the blast in Bahrain, the attack at a mosque in Quebec and the attack on a security patrol at the entrance to the Louvre museum in Paris.

It also approved an agreement between the governments of Saudi Arabia and the U.S. to improve compliance to international tax and implementation of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.