Members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemned, “in the strongest terms, the heinous terrorist attacks launched on Abu Dhabi”, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday by the Houthi rebels in Yemen, in a statement issued unanimously today, Friday, according to diplomats, according to the US Bloomberg Agency.
The statement prepared by the UAE was approved, which asserts that these attacks on civilians were “committed and adopted by the Houthis”, while the council was initiating an emergency meeting on these developments.
The UAE, a non-permanent member of the council since January 1, requested the closed-door meeting.
On the other hand, the Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Muammar Al-Eryani, affirmed that the thwarting of the attempted attack planned by the Houthi militia using two booby-trapped boats, confirms once again the danger posed by its continued control over parts of the coasts of Hodeida Governorate to the security and safety of commercial ships, oil tankers and international shipping lines.
Al-Eryani explained – in a statement reported by the Yemeni News Agency (Saba) – that the Houthi use of the ports of “Hodeida to equip and launch remotely controlled booby-trapped boats, confirms the militia’s continuation to serve its terrorist activities that destabilize the security and stability of Yemen and the region and threaten international interests.
Al-Eryani called on the international community, the United Nations and the permanent members of the Security Council to condemn these attacks, which represent a direct threat to international trade, and to carry out their responsibilities in protecting regional and international peace and security, and to put real pressure on the Houthi militia and re-list it on international terrorism lists.