Jeddah, The Ministers of Media of the Member States of the Coalition for Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen held a meeting at the Conference Palace here today to discuss the ways of coordinating media efforts and providing media support for the Coalition countries.
At the outset of the meeting, Minister of Media Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense to the Ministers of Media of the Member States of the Coalition for Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen participating in the meeting.
He pointed out that the meeting comes as a continuation of the coordination of efforts and the joint action among the countries of the Coalition for Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen which was formed in response to an invitation from President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi in March 2015 to restore the legitimacy to Yemen and confront attacks of Houthi militias backed by Iran, their takeover of power and threat to the security of the borders of the Kingdom and the stability of the region, through serving Iran's expansionist agenda and disrespecting the right of the Yemeni people to choose the legitimate government which represents them.
Dr. Al-Awwad said," Houthi militias are one of the tools of Iran to threaten the stability of the region and their ambitions have not stopped at attacking Yemenis and seizing their lands, but they exceeded that to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by launching more than 152 ballistic missiles intercepted courageously by our air defense forces and prevented from reaching their targets which have not excluded the holiest site of Makkah, which reflects the indifference of these Iranian-backed militias to the sanctity of Islamic sanctuaries; therefore, it was necessary for the Coalition for Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen to confront these coup militias to cut off Iran's arms in the region and restore the legitimacy to Yemen''.
Source: Saudi Press Agency