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UAE envoy calls to re-designate Yemen Houthis as terror group

Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to the U.S., speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Tuesday, 30 April 2019. [Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg via Getty Images]
Yousef Al-Otaiba, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to the US in California, US on 30 April 2019 [Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba, on Wednesday, called on the US administration and Congress to re-designate Yemen's Houthi rebels as a terror group.

The call came two days after three people were killed near Abu Dhabi when Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group attacked the Emirate with missiles and drones, setting off explosions in fuel trucks and causing a fire near the airport of Abu Dhabi.

The UAE embassy added on Twitter that Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Zayed, spoke with U.S. Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin, and discussed unified ways to address Houthi terrorist attacks.

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