US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks during a press conference. File photo
The United States condemned Monday's drone strike on Abu Dhabi claimed by Yemen's Houthis, and vowed to hold the rebels accountable for the "terrorist attack" that left three people dead.
In a statement, the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said: "Our commitment to the security of the UAE is unwavering and we stand beside our Emirati partners against all threats to their territory."
"The Houthis have claimed responsibility for this attack, and we will work with the UAE and international partners to hold them accountable," National Security Advisor said in a White House statement.
The United Arab Emirates — of which Abu Dhabi is the capital — is part of a Riyadh-led military coalition that supports Yemen's government against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have repeatedly targeted Saudi Arabia with cross-border strikes.
Emirati soldiers parade during a training programme. File photo
The State Department echoed the condemnation, according to a statement from spokesman Ned Price.
"We express our condolences to the families of these victims and to the people of the UAE," he said.
"We reiterate our unwavering commitment to the security of the UAE and stand united with our Emirati partner."
Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke later Monday with Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Price said in a second statement.
"Secretary Blinken condemned the terrorist attacks today, which killed and wounded innocent civilians," Price said.
"The Secretary expressed his solidarity with the Emirati people and voiced his condolences for the loss of life."The conflict in Yemen, which has left 377,000 people dead, has intensified in recent weeks. Millions of people have fled their homes, with many on the brink of famine, in what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Adviser Dr Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, Attorney General of the UAE, confirmed that deterrent legal measures will be taken against those who publish these materials, and the Attorney General warned members of society of the dangers of publishing and circulating these materials on social media, calling for compliance with the laws in force in the country.
Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior received British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Tuesday.
The meeting, held at Al Shati' Palace in the UAE capital, occasioned a review of a number of regional and international issues of common interest.
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Saleh Al Ameri said, “I am proud of the mission's success, and I am proud to present this achievement to our wise leadership.”