UAE Press: Well-deserved praise for UAE over role in Yemen

ABU DHABI, 17th April, 2018 (WAM) — In an editorial today (Tuesday), a UAE newspaper said that the horrendous atrocities committed by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias have led the Yemeni people to say “enough is enough”. “They (Yemenis) are more and more determined to liberate the entire country from the militias, with the support of the Arab Coalition, led by Saudi Arabia,” Sharjah-based The Gulf Today said.

Dr. Al Hassan Ali Taher, Governor of Hodeidah, is absolutely correct in stating that the UAE’s support for the Yemeni people is a model to follow by other countries that desire to support the rights of the oppressed, it added.

The paper noted, “The UAE Armed Forces, as part of the Arab Coalition, are launching various military operations to ensure the security of Yemen’s Red Sea Coast and protect maritime navigation in a strategic international commercial route.

“As Dr. Taher points out, the targeting of the international maritime trade in the Red Sea by the militias is a blatant defiance of the international community and resolutions of the United Nations.

“The militias have indulged in disgraceful actions by attacking several ships carrying relief aid to Hodeidah Port.”

The Emirates Red Crescent, on its part, has been actively working to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people in liberated areas, as part of the organisation’s intensive aid programme developed in conjunction with the ‘Year of Zayed’ in 2018, the paper explained.

It continued, “On Sunday, the ERC delivered humanitarian and relief assistance to cancer patients and their families in Gail Bawazir, in Yemen’s Hadramaut Governorate.

“On Saturday, the ERC handed over a 100KW power generator to the Ataq “Al Awshah” Water Project in the Shabwa Governorate, providing water to more than 5,000 people.

“The project will supply people in the arid Ataq District and its surrounding areas with fresh drinking water,.

“Last week, the ERC opened the 3rd Charitable Surgery Camp for Gynaecology at Tarim General Hospital in Hadramaut Governorate. The camp will witness over 25 surgeries conducted by a team of specialist surgeons.”

The editorial went on to say that Iran’s involvement in providing the Houthi militias with qualitative potential, in a flagrant defiance of the international community, to jeopardise Saudi stability and security in particular and the regional as well as world security, is deplorable.

“Iran should halt its support to the Houthi militia to allow efforts for peace in Yemen in accordance with the UNSC resolution 2216 supporting the unity and independence of the Arab country, the GCC initiative, and the outcomes of the Yemeni national dialogue,” it affirmed.

In conclusion, the paper said, “The UAE certainly deserves praise for fulfilling the needs of Yemen’s liberated areas by restoring and maintaining many key facilities.”

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