Saudi Arabia calls for tough international stand against Houthi militias

Saudi Arabia says a firm stand against Iranian-backed Houthi militias is required. (AFP)
Updated 25 May 2019

Saudi Arabia calls for tough international stand against Houthi militias

  • Saudi Arabia told UN Security Council that action is required against the Iran-backed militia

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by taking a firm stand against Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

The appeal during a session of the UN Security Council came after Houthi terrorists used ballistic missiles and drones laden with explosives to target populated areas in the Kingdom.

Dr. Khaled Manzlawiy, acting permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, told delegates that the actions of the militias were a flagrant violation of international and humanitarian law and relevant Security Council resolutions.

During his address, Manzlawiy said 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of the Security Council’s adoption of its resolution 1265 to protect civilians in armed conflict, which served to reinforce the Kingdom’s push for the international community to adopt a unified and comprehensive approach to shielding civilians from fighting.
 


Saudi railway wins international award for safety measures

Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi railway wins international award for safety measures

RIYADH:  The Saudi Railways Co. (SAR) won the International Safety Award for 2020 from the British Safety Council for the second time in a row for its exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks.

CEO of SAR Dr. Bashar bin Khalid Al-Malik said that the company puts at the forefront of its strategic plans the application of the highest safety standards in operating the rail network in the Kingdom.

He said that SAR accords top priority to the culture of safety in the management, operation and maintenance of its trains by following international laws that have proven effective in ensuring safety in the work environment.

Al-Malik said: “We are proud that SAR wins such international awards, which reflect the efforts and decisions taken to apply and develop health and safety measures.”