Libya condemns attack on civilian areas and facilities in Abu Dhabi

Alwasat Staff Wed 19 Jan 2022, 03:35 PM
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Libya's Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned the Houthi attacks on facilities near Abu Dhabi's international airport and fuel trucks, as well as the recent hijacking of a United Arab Emirates flagged cargo ship.

This came during a call between Minister of Foreign Affairs Najla Mangoush during a phone call with her Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Libyan Foreign Ministry said that Mangoush "expressed, during the phone call, the State of Libya's strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack on civilian areas and facilities on Emirati territory in the capital Abu Dhabi."

The ministry added that Mangoush "expressed her condolences to the state and people of the UAE for the victims of this cowardly terrorist attack, and affirmed Libya's support and standing with the UAE and its brotherly people."

"Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Government of National Unity condemns the attacks on Monday that targeted petroleum tankers in the UAE's capital Abu Dhabi, as well as facilities near Abu Dhabi international airport, killing a number of civilians," the ministry said in a statement.

The Houthis have claimed responsibility for a military operation that hit the UAE on Monday, with preliminary investigations indicating that the explosions were likely triggered by drones.

The hijacking of a UAE-flagged cargo ship and its crew off the coast of Yemen's western port city of Hodeidah on January 2 was also condemned by Libya's Foreign Ministry on Monday.

"Such activities are regarded as a dangerous escalation of the conflict and will enhance the suffering of the Yemeni people," it said.

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