Egypt condemns third Houthi missile attack against UAE this month

Ahram Online , Monday 31 Jan 2022

Egypt condemned on Monday the latest ballistic missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi militia against the United Arab Emirates.

 Egyptian foreign ministry
Egyptian foreign ministry

In an official statement, the Egyptian foreign ministry denounced what it described as “cowardly acts of terrorism” and their threat to the security and stability of the region. 

The foreign ministry affirmed solidarity with the UAE in measures undertaken to preserve its security and stability. 

The statement comes hours after the UAE said it intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels over a non-populated area in the Gulf country. 

No casualties have been reported in the Houthi-claimed attack, according to the UAE’s defense ministry. Civilian air operations also resumed services, according to the UAE’s civil aviation authority. 

This is the third attack by Houthi rebels against the UAE this month, with the first on January 17 killing three people. 

It also comes during Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s first official visit to the UAE, nearly a month after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit to the country.

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