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Foreign Secretary condemns missile attack on Saudi Arabia from the border with Yemen

Philip Hammond condemns missile attack on Saudi Arabia and urges parties to attend Geneva talks.

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Speaking after the Scud missile attack near to the city of Khamis Mushait this morning, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

I condemn this morning’s Scud missile attack on Saudi Arabia that was fired from across the border with Yemen and endorse Saudi Arabia’s right to take action to defend itself from such attacks. This attack must not be allowed to derail the political process, which remains the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen. The UK continues to offer its full diplomatic support to the UN’s efforts to begin political consultations in Geneva as soon as possible, as well as its call for participants to engage in good faith and without pre-conditions.

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Published 6 June 2015