Stressing the importance of countering the militia coup, the United Arab of Emirates (UAE) on Monday deplored and condemned attempts by Iranian-backed Houthi militias to target the city of Jizan with six ballistic missiles.
The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in a statement cited by the official WAM news agency, affirmed its full solidarity with Saudi Arabia against these terrorist attacks on civilians and its full support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in all its measures, taken to combat terrorism, to protect its security and stability.
The statement pointed out that the continuation of these attacks reflects the Houthi militia coup’s danger facing the region, and confirmed the need to continue to address it to ensure the security and stability of the region.
On Sunday evening, the spokesperson of the Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, announced that the coalition forces managed to intercept and destroy six ballistic missiles fired by the Houthi terrorist militias from Saada governorate, in an attempt to target civilian objects and civilians in Jizan city.
The Saudi and UAE foreign ministries issued a statement at dawn on Monday, affirming the continuation of all political, military, relief, and development efforts of the governments of the two countries, with the participation of the coalition countries that rose to support the Yemeni people.
According to the statement, the two governments rejected and denounced the accusations and smear campaigns targeting the UAE against the backdrop of the events in the interim capital of Yemeni Republic, Aden, and the subsequent events that spread to the governorates of Abyan and Shabwah.
“The governments of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in line with their responsibility in supporting the legitimacy coalition in Yemen to save Yemen and its people from the coup of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, affirm the continuation of their political, military, relief and development efforts with the participation of the coalition countries that rose to support the Yemeni people,” the statement added.