Iraqi Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said in a statement on Thursday that some “terrorist outlaws” have dragged Iraq into a “dangerous regional war” by targeting a “Gulf state.”
The cleric, who published a statement on Twitter, didn’t make it clear if he was referring specifically to a foiled drone attack on the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.
The UAE said it intercepted three drones that entered its airspace over unpopulated areas, in an attack that was claimed by a little known group, the “True Promise Brigade”.
UAE intercepts, destroys three drones targeting the country: Defense MinistryThe latest attack comes after three separate missile attacks on the UAE in the last two weeks, which the Iran-backed Houthis claimed. Gulf
US warns against UAE travel; Emirati official says Houthi threats won’t be new normal“We refuse to acquiesce to the threat of Houthi terror that targets our people and way of life,” the UAE official was quoted as telling AFP. Gulf
Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, US condemn Houthi attacks, reaffirm support for Gulf securitySaudi Arabia, the UAE, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Oman have condemned the Houthi attacks, which targeted civilian sites in the Kingdom ... Gulf