Prime Minister Imran Khan condemns Houthi’s attack on the United Arab Emirates on a phone call to Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed al Nahyan. He said that the escalation has deeply hurt regional peace. Pakistan stands by the UAE government and people. It is the third such attack in two weeks including one deadly strike on Abu Dhabi on 17 January. PM Office said, “The prime minister strongly condemned the recent attempted missile attack by Houthis against the UAE on January 30. He commended the timely and effective air defense response of the UAE that saved valuable precious lives”. Pakistan will continue to support the efforts to protect regional peace and security.
Houthis’ attack on the kingdom occurred when the Israeli president is on his visit to the Kingdom. The air defense system intercepted a missile and air force jets hit the missile installations in Yemen. UAE is part of Saudi-led Coalition group fighting against Houthis in Yemen. However, Houthis have said that they will not stop attacking these countries even if they pull out from Yemen. Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince Zaid discussed bilateral cooperation.