Kuwaiti Emir Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is shown at the special Arab summit held on May 31. (Bandar Aldandani/AFP/Getty Images)

Sincerity Begins with Us

Al-Qabas, Kuwait, June 15

Last week’s missile attack on the Abha International Airport, which resulted in the injury of 26 passengers who were waiting in the arrivals hall, constitutes a crossing of a red line that no sane Arab country should tolerate. Houthi rocket attacks have been carried out against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the past, but this attack is a game changer. It managed to shut down an international airport serving thousands of passengers and dozens of international airlines. It is also a blatant war crime targeting innocent civilians. We in the Gulf are tired of hearing condemnations from the international community. The time has come to move beyond words and into actions. Gulf countries must stand up for themselves and move beyond empty promises and take action that will stop this kind of barbaric attacks carried out by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. In this context, Kuwait has been one of the first countries to stand up in solidarity with Saudi Arabia. The speech given last week by His Highness Emir Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was a clear manifestation of the brotherhood that exists between the two countries. Kuwait will not tolerate any aggressive behavior in the region and will take any action necessary to deter those who defy the stability of the Arab Gulf. The security of Saudi Arabia is tantamount to the security of the entire region. Therefore, we must all side with our older sister, Saudi Arabia, and fight the “little Satan” in Yemen that executes Iran’s agenda while playing a destructive game that will inevitably drag all of us into war. Let us embrace the interest of our peoples and the stability of our region. We must leave behind our empty promises and begin taking real action. Sincerity begins with us. – Al-Qabas Editorial Board (translated by Asaf Zilberfarb)

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