The Bangladesh government has expressed deep concern at the reported ballistic missile attack by the Houthi rebels targeting the King Khaled International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.
The missile was successfully intercepted by the Saudi air-defence forces.
“Bangladesh condemns such attack which is a threat to the safety and security of the brotherly people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Foreign Ministry here said on Tuesday in a statement.
Bangladesh reiterated its commitment to stand by the government and the people of the Kingdom which is the land of the two holy mosques of Islam.
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has vehemently condemned Iran’s involvement with the missile attack.
“The Kingdom reserves the right to respond in a timely manner to the hostile actions of the Iranian regime,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir had said after the attack.
“Iranian interventions in the region are detrimental to the security of neighboring countries and affect international peace and security. We will not allow any infringement of our national security.”
Iran supplied the ballistic missile fired into Saudi Arabia on Saturday night by Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Saudi defense forces intercepted the missile and shot it down over King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, and there were no casualties.
“Iran’s role and its direct command of its Houthi proxy in this matter constitute a clear act of aggression that targets neighboring countries, and threatens peace and security in the region and globally,” the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said on Monday.