The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Egypt have strongly condemned the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia’s attempts to target civilian areas in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with a missile intercepted by Saudi air defenses.
In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Monday 25 January, the UAE renewed its full solidarity with the Kingdom over these subversive terrorist attacks and reiterated its stance against all threats to the Kingdom’s security, stability, and the safety of its citizens and residents.
The statement emphasized that “the security of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are indivisible, and that any threat facing the Kingdom is considered by the Emirates a threat to its security and stability.”
The ministry re-affirmed that the UAE considers this attack “new evidence of terrorist groups’ endeavors to undermine security and stability in the region.”
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia “as it faces these assaults that target its civilians.” It also pledged its full support for any defensive measures authorities in the Kingdom take to ensure the country remains safe from terrorism.
The ministry reiterated Egypt’s full support for all efforts to restore peace and stability in Yemen. It said attacks such as the latest on Saudi Arabia will result in an escalation of instability, and called for a ceasefire, so that the dispute can be resolved peacefully.
It stressed the importance of engaging in a political process to find a solution that respects the Gulf Cooperation Council and UN Security Council resolution 2216.