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Bennett offers ‘security, intelligence’ support to UAE

January 19, 2022 at 9:22 am

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (L) meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 13 December 2021. [Israeli Gov’t Press Office (GPO) – Anadolu Agency]

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett condemned on Tuesday the Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi that took place on Monday and offered “security and intelligence” support.

In a letter to Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, Bennett stated that the proposed Israeli “security and intelligence support” aimed to protect the emirate against future attacks.

Bennett also said that he had “ordered the Israeli security establishment to provide their counterparts in the UAE with any assistance.”

Meanwhile, the Israeli prime minister attached the letter with a tweet in which he said: “I strongly condemn the terrorist attacks in Abu Dhabi carried out by the Iranian-backed Houthis and send condolences to the families of the innocent victims.”

He also wrote in the same tweet: “Israel stands with the UAE. I stand with Mohammed bin Zayed. The world should stand against terror.”

On Monday, mass media outlets reported a huge explosion in a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi and a fire at its international airport.

The Yemeni Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack.

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