Gargash condemns ‘disgraceful’ anti-coalition acts in Yemen

Dubai: The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, on Wednesday condemned what he called “disgraceful” acts against an Arab coalition fighting Iran-allied Al Houthi militants.

“The disgraceful behaviour against figures representing the emirates and the Coalition in [the province of] Hadramout and some southern areas will not discourage us from shouldering our mission,” he said in a tweet.

“Our conviction is that it is pursued by a partisan minority that does not wish anything good for Yemen,” added the official, apparently referring to anti-coalition slogans chanted this week by some protesters decrying the dire economic situation in Yemen.

“The coalition, seeking to make stability hold, will not be shaken by these acts,” Gargash said.

The Arab Coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, has been fighting Al Houthis in Yemen since 2015 after the Iran-aligned rebels advanced on the southern city of Aden, the seat of the internationally recognised government.

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