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Yemen’s Islah Party slams Houthi attack on civilians in UAE

January 18, 2022 at 9:40 am

A picture shows a storage facility of oil giant ADNOC in the Msaffah industrial district in the Emiarti capital Abu Dhabi on 17 January 2022 [AFP via Getty Images]

The Yemeni Congregation for Reform Party, or al-Islah condemned on Monday “in the strongest terms” the attack carried out by Yemeni Houthi rebels against civilian facilities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The party described in a statement the attack as an extension of the rebels’ “terrorist attacks on civilians in Marib, Taiz, Shabwa and other governorates,” as well as its terrorist acts against civilians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Earlier on Monday, a drone attack claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels triggered a fuel tank blast that killed three people, two Indian and a Pakistani national working for oil giant ADNOC near Abu Dhabi. At the same time, a fire was ignited in a construction area at Abu Dhabi airport in the heart of the UAE.

Al-Islah Party’s statement said, “This crime is nothing but a confirmation of the continuation of this terrorist gang and its persistence in targeting the security and stability of neighbouring countries and the region”.

The party noted the group’s hijacking of a UAE-flagged cargo ship in the Red Sea earlier this month which it said “represents a real threat to international security and the safety of global navigation.”

The party called on the international community to put in place all the means and capabilities required to implement Resolution 2216, which represents a viable and secure road map to save Yemen and ensure its security and stability.

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