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An official source at Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the country is closely monitoring the situation in the region

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TAS News Service

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Muscat: Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the Sultanate is closely watching the military escalation and political situation in Yemen and the recent attack on the Abha airport in Saudi Arabia. 

Yemen’s Houthis have fired a missile at Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport, wounding 26 civilians in the building’s arrivals hall, according to the Saudi-UAE-led coalition fighting the rebels. 

In a statement on Wednesday, the coalition said a projectile hit the arrivals hall at Abha airport, causing material damage. Three women and two children were among the wounded, and were of Saudi, Yemeni and Indian nationalities, it said.

The source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said: “The Sultanate urges avoiding escalation that will not be in the interest of security and stability in the region. It hopes that during the next phase the focus will be on the political path led by the United Nations in order to achieve a political settlement of the crisis in the brotherly Republic of Yemen, preserving the security and interests of its neighbors,” the statement added.