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Calls for restraint amid tension

Philippine condemns second missile attack on Saudi airport

/ 10:52 AM July 02, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has denounced the second attack on an airport in Saudi Arabia as it called for patience and restraint amid the prevailing tension in the Gulf region.

“The Philippine government condemns the second attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport on 23 June 2019,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement on Monday night.

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“The Philippine government hopes for the speedy recovery of those injured and expresses its sympathy to the family of the single fatality during the attack,” it added.

The second attack on the Abha International Airport by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels, left one dead and seven others injured, the Associated Press earlier reported quoting Saudi military.

READ: Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of Pompeo visit

The first attack happened last June 12 and left 26 people hurt.

READ: No Filipinos hurt in Saudi airport missile attack — DFA

With the ongoing tension in the region, the DFA reiterated the Philippine government’s call that all parties involved “exercise calm, patience and restraint, and resolve differences through peaceful dialogue and consultations to prevent further regrettable incidents from occurring.”  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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