ABU DHABI 11 February 2021: The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned and denounced the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia’s terrorist and cowardly attack on the Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia that caused a fire in a civilian aircraft.
The airport in southern Saudi Arabia has been a frequent target.
In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), the UAE considered the onslaught a grave escalation and cowardly act that poses a menacing threat to the security and safety of civilians and travelers.
“The attack is tantamount to a war crime that entails taking all necessary measures to protect civilian objects from the threats of the Houthis,” the statement added.
The UAE has renewed its full solidarity with the Kingdom over these subversive terrorist attacks and reiterated its stance against all threats to the Kingdom’s security, stability, and the safety of its citizens and residents, said official news agency Wam.
The statement emphasised that “the security of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are indivisible, and that any threat facing the Kingdom is considered by the Emirates a threat to its security and stability.”
MoFAIC re-affirmed that the UAE considers this attack “new evidence of these terrorist militia’s attempts to undermine security and stability in the region and their rejection and obstruction of the peace efforts being made to resolve the Yemeni crisis.