A Houthi drone fired against Saudi Arabia in October 2021

A Houthi drone fired against Saudi Arabia in October 2021

UN Security Council Strongly Condemns Attacks On UAE, Saudi Arabia

1/21/2022

The UN Security Council on Friday stromgly condemned "the heinous terrorist attacks” in the UAE on Monday and in other sites in Saudi Arabia by the Houthis.

The council underlined the need to hold perpetrators “accountable and bring them to justice.”

Lana Nusseibeh, UAE's ambassador to the U.N., lauded the council for speaking “with one voice" and said the Houthi “terrorist attack is a clear threat to the entire international community.”

On Friday, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a prison run by Yemen's Houthi rebels, killing at least 70 detainees and wounding dozens, a rebel minister said.

The strike was part of a pounding aerial offensive that hours earlier knocked the Arab world's poorest country off the internet.

The intense campaign comes after the Iran-backed Houthis claimed a drone and missile attack that struck inside the capital of the United Arab Emirates earlier in the week.

It marked a major escalation in the conflict, a brutal civil war in Yemen where the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the UAE, has battled the rebels since 2015.

Asked about Friday’s deadly coalition airstrike on the Saada prison, Nusseibeh referred to the coalition but also added that the alliance does everything to “abide by international law and proportionate response in all its military operations.”

Report by AP

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