UAE condemns Houthi attack on Saudi oil refinery

Eudore R. Chand

An Aramco refinery

ABU DHABI 20 March 2021: The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned and denounced the drone attack on an oil refinery in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militias.

In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), the UAE denounced this terrorist, subversive attack, which targets vital installations and civilian facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and poses a menacing threat to the security and stability of global oil supplies, said official news agency Wam.

The statement affirmed that these systematic terrorist attacks by the Houthi group reflect its blatant disregard for the international community and all international laws and norms.

The ministry stressed that the continued threat of these attacks over the recent period is a grave escalation that represents new evidence of these militias’ attempts to undermine security and stability in the region.

The UAE reiterated its full solidarity with the brotherly Saudi Arabia, its stand with the Kingdom against all threats to its security and stability, and its support for all measures taken for the security and safety of its citizens and residents.

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.”

Egypt condemns terrorist drone attack on Riyadh oil refinery

CAIRO: Egypt has condemned, in strong terms, the terrorist Houthi militia targeting an oil refinery, in Riyadh, with a number of drones, in a new terrorist attack that targeted the territories of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed profound denunciation and total rejection of continuation of these cowardly subversive aggressions, which represent direct threat to the security and stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its people as well as the security and stability of the energy supplies.

Egypt reiterated standing along the side of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in all measures and procedures it takes to protect its security, sovereignty and territorial integrity against these terrorist acts.

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