Saudi Arabia, the UAE, US and the UK have condemned the Houthi attack on Abha Airport in the south of the Kingdom earlier this month which injured 26 people, while calling for Iran to stop actions that destabilize the region.

During a meeting held in London, the quartet of countries expressed their concern over escalating tensions in the Middle East and the danger the Iranian regime poses in Yemen and across the Gulf, including attacks on oil tankers off the coast Fujairah on 12 May and in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June.

The quartet said in a statement the Houthis had to end all restrictions on food aid deliveries to Sanaa from the World Food Programme to ensure the delivery of life-saving assistance to people in need.

The four nations added that they were commited to the Yemeni peace process and fully support the UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths, saying: “We call on the Yemeni parties to engage constructively with the special envoy to accelerate implementation of the agreements reached in Stockholm. We call on the Houthis to facilitate full and unhindered access for UNMHA, UNDP and UNVIM.

“We call on the Houthis to withdraw fully from the ports of Hodeidah, Ras Issa and Saleef and we look to the Security Council to review progress when they meet on 17 July,” they said.

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