UAE reaffirms it will respond to Yemen’s Houthi attacks against it: Foreign ministry

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The United Arab Emirates has reaffirmed that Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi attacks against the Gulf country will not be received “without a thorough and comprehensive response,” the foreign ministry said on Monday.

The UAE intercepted early on Monday a missile attack launched by the Houthis targeting Abu Dhabi, the second such attack within a week. The first strike killed three people and injured six people.

“The UAE reserves the right to respond against these terrorist attacks and such blatant criminal escalation,” the ministry insisted, describing these attacks as “a heinous crime committed by the terrorist Houthi militia in breach of international and humanitarian laws.”

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The statement added: “This terrorist militia is continuing its criminal activities without being held accountable, by causing terror and chaos in the region to achieve its unlawful aims and objectives.”

The UAE also expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist Houthi militia's attack on Jazan in Saudi Arabia with a ballistic missile, which left two civilians injured.

The ministry considered this to be a dangerous escalation and cowardly act that threatens the security, safety, and lives of civilians and called for the taking of all necessary measures to protect civilians from Houthi threats.

The UAE reaffirmed its solidarity with the Kingdom over these terrorist attacks and reiterated its stance against all threats to the Kingdom's security, stability, and the safety of its citizens and residents.

"The security of the UAE and Saudi Arabia is indivisible, and any threat facing the Kingdom is considered a threat to the UAE's security and stability," the Ministry noted.

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