UAE, GCC condemn Houthi attack on oil terminal in Hadhramaut, Yemen


The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the United Arab Emirates have condemned the “terrorist” attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia on the al-Dhabba oil terminal in Hadramawt governorate in Yemen.

On Friday, Yemen’s internationally recognized government said its forces intercepted armed drones launched against al-Dhabba oil terminal, located in the town of al-Shihr in Hadramawt, as an oil tanker was preparing to dock.

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“The United Arab Emirates underlined [sic] that this attack is a dangerous escalation and a blatant challenge to the international community, and efforts are being made to end the Yemeni crisis,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) said in a statement.

GCC Secretary General Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak al-Hajraf told Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak on Saturday that the attack is a flagrant violation of international laws and a threat to global energy supplies. , reported Al Arabiya.

Earlier Saturday, Saudi Arabia also condemned the attacks.

“The attack is a flagrant violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2216 and international laws and norms,” ​​the Kingdom’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

The incident is the first major escalation since the Houthis and the Yemeni government failed to renew a UN-brokered truce that expired earlier in October.

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