The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) denounced the Houthi assault on Saudi Arabia on November 23, when the Iran-backed Houthi militia launched a missile at a Saudi Aramco petroleum facility in Jeddah city.
The blast caused an out of action of the 13 tanks used at Aramco’s North Jeddah Bulk Plant. The Kingdom informed the Security Council that the Houthis were responsible for the assault the next day.
In this week’s declaration, the council admitted the Houthis’ responsibility and denounced a larger escalation of violence in Yemen. The statement related that the UNSC members also repeated their engagement to an inclusive Yemeni-led and Yemeni-owned political process and confirmed the international community’s firm commitment to support Yemen’s sovereignty, unity, independence, and territorial integrity.
The council includes five permanent members, the US, UK, France, China, and Russia, who have the power to veto, and ten temporary elected members without veto power.