UAE strongly condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil refinery

Riyadh - According to a MoFAIC statement, the act targeted civilians and threatened to destabilise the world economy.

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Published: Sat 20 Mar 2021, 8:57 AM

Last updated: Sat 20 Mar 2021, 8:58 AM

The UAE has expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia’s drone attack targeting an oil refinery in Riyadh, the capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The drone attack, which took place Friday morning, resulted in a fire that was since brought under control.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed in a statement that the UAE condemns this terrorist act as it targets vital civilian facilities in the Kingdom, and

threatens the security of energy supplies and the stability of the global economy.

the UAE said that the continued threat of these attacks in recent days is a grave escalation that represents these militias' attempts to challenge international laws and regulations.

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

The statement emphasised that the security of the UAE and Saudi Arabia are indivisible, and that any threat facing the Kingdom is considered by the Emirates a threat to its security and stability.

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