UAE condemns Houthis' drone attack attempts on Saudi Arabia

Spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab coalition Colonel Turki Al Maliki. — AFP file
Spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab coalition Colonel Turki Al Maliki. — AFP file

Abu Dhabi - The Saudi air defence destroyed at least seven drones launched by Houthis targeting the Kingdom, reported local media

By Wam

Published: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 1:22 AM

Last updated: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 6:42 AM

The UAE has strongly condemned and denounced the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia's systematic attempt to target civilians and civilian objects in Saudi Arabia with explosive-laden drones, which were intercepted by the Coalition Forces.

In a statement released late on Thursday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the UAE said the continuous terrorist attacks by the Houthi militia reflect its blatant disregard for the international community and all international laws and norms.

The Ministry urged the international community to take an immediate and decisive stance to stop these recurrent acts, which target critical infrastructure and threaten the security and stability of the Kingdom, as well as global energy supplies. It also stressed that the continued threat of these attacks in recent days is a grave escalation that represents new evidence of this militia's attempts to undermine security and stability in the region.

It renewed the UAE's full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against these terrorist acts and its unwavering commitment to opposing any threat to its security and stability, confirming its support for any measures the Kingdom may take to preserve the safety of its citizens and residents.

Earlier, the Saudi-led Arab coalition was quoted by official media, saying the country’s air defences intercepted and destroyed seven explosive drones launched by the Houthis targeting civilian areas in the Kingdom.

One of the five drones targeted the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, the coalition added, while a sixth drone targeted Najran.

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