JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA: The government of Malaysia and the people strongly condemn the Houthi Militias that fired multiple missiles towards Riyadh to the extent of targeting the Holy City of Makkah recently.
Minister of Defence and Minister with Special Functions, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said: “On behalf of the government and the people, I strongly condemn the act and we are shocked and outraged at these aggressions that are clearly an utter disrespect towards the sanctity of the holy city.”
“We are also deeply concerned by reports that Iran has provided the Houthis with ballistic missiles,” he added.
Hishammuddin said that at the “Extraordinary Meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers to take urgent action regarding ballistic missiles fired by Houthi Militias” held in Jeddah on Sunday.
By targeting the Holy City of Makkah, Hishammuddin added, they are essentially hitting the core of the Muslims’ beliefs. Their intent to attack the Holy City is tantamount to an attack towards the pillars of Islam.
He also said, Malaysia sees these attacks not only as flagrant violations of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia but constitute a threat to peace and security, regionally and globally.
“It is important that a position of non-interference is taken and that no nation provides the Houthi Militias in Yemen with ballistic missiles that threaten to tear our Ummah apart. This is in line with the arms embargo established by the UN Security Council Resolution 2216.
“Malaysia stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as anything that threatens the Kingdom will only lead to instability in the region and the greater Ummah.
“On that front, Malaysia stands resolute in upholding peace and the security of the Kingdom, and the two Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah,” he said.
HIshammuddin also stressed that as Islamic nations and members of OIC, they have to find and navigate their ways through this, not just for themselves but for the greater good of the Ummah.
“Together as influential nations, we have the potentials to shape the future of Islam and the Ummah. We in OIC should be a beacon of hope in this unsettled world. We must put aside our differences and find pathways to unity rather than continue to hurt and denigrate each other. We must end the violence and divisions of these times,” he said.
Earlier Hishammuddin said: “In a difficult time like this, everybody is required to come together, cooperate and continue to forge active partnerships that enable us to play a vital role in the development and stability of this region,” he said. _MalaysiaWorldNews.com