Malaysia expresses concern over Saudi-Yemen border tension

13:43, November 17, 2009      

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Malaysia has said that it was concerned about the armed invasion into the territory of Saudi Arabia along its borders with Yemen, which has led to a deterioration of security situation in the area.

The Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued late Monday here that the ministry recognized the legitimate right of Saudi Arabia to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Meanwhile, it also shared the concern of the Kingdom and other sat the worsening plight of civilians affected by the situation there.

On Nov. 4 the Saudi authorities said that one border guard was killed and 11 others injured in an attack near the country's southern border with Yemen by a group of Houthis rebels, who infiltrated into the border area of Jabal al-Dukhan, al-Khouba district in Jazan region.

Source: Xinhua
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