The United Arab Emirates condemned the Iranian-backed Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport on Tuesday, the official Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
Eight people were injured after a explosive drone targeting Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia was intercepted and destroyed, the Arab Coalition said earlier in the day.
According to Al Arabiya sources, shrapnel, or fragments of the drone, were scattered around the airport grounds when the drone was destroyed, resulting in injuries.
The UAE said that attacking the airport is a dangerous escalation and a cowardly act that threatens the safety, security and lives of civilians and travelers, adding that it is a war crime that requires all necessary measures to be taken to protect civilian objects. against the threats of the Houthis.
The statement on WAM emphasized that the security of the UAE and that of Saudi Arabia are indivisible and that any threat or danger faced by the Kingdom is considered a threat to the security and stability of the UAE.
The Iran-backed Houthis carry out regular attacks against Saudi Arabia and Yemeni areas under the control of the internationally recognized government. Iran supports the group in its fight against the Yemeni forces and also provides the Houthis with weapons, drones and military training.