CAIRO, Jan 23 (KUNA) -- The Council of the League of Arab States (LAS) affirmed its absolute solidarity with UAE, standing by it and supporting it in all the measures it takes to defend its security, people, and its national interests.
This was in the decision issued by the meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of permanent delegates, in its extraordinary session regarding the Houthi terrorist militia targeting civilian sites and facilities in UAE, which was held Sunday, headed by the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to LAS Ambassador Ahmad Al-Bakr.
The Council expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the brutal terrorist attack on civilians as well as civilian objects by the Houthi terrorist militia with three cruise missiles on the Mussafah Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD) three area and the new construction area at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which led to the explosion of three oil tankers, resulting in the death of three people and six others injured.
It welcomed the solidarity of countries as well as regional and international organizations with UAE, condemning the attacks committed by the Houthi militia against civilian areas and facilities, viewing it as a cowardly terrorist attack.
Also, it welcomed the unified position expressed unanimously by the UN Security Council in its statement issued on January 21, 2022, in which the members of the Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attacks committed by the Houthi militia.
The Council affirmed that these terrorist attacks constitute a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and a real threat to vital civilian facilities, energy supplies and the stability of the global economy.
These attacks also constitute a threat to regional as well as international peace and security, undermine Arab national security, and pose a threat to international commercial shipping lanes, he pointed out.
The attacks reflect their terrorist nature and reveal their true goals in destabilizing the security and stability of the region plus defying the rules of international law, it underlined.
It also affirmed support for UAE's right to self-defense and response to aggression under international law, commending UAE's keenness to respect international law, also its compliance with relevant UN resolutions.
The Council called on all countries to classify the Houthi group as a terrorist organization after its attacks with missiles and drones on UAE.
It underscored the need for the international community to stand united in the face of this terrorist act that threatens regional along with international peace and stability, to take immediate measures to deter them to stop their repeated criminal acts in Yemen and the region.
It urged the UN and the Security Council to assume its responsibilities and take a decisive plus unified stance against the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and UAE to confront the ongoing atrocities committed by the militia against civilians with their deliberate obstruction of the delivery of humanitarian supplies and the confiscation of foodstuffs in Yemen.
The Council requested the Secretary General of LAS Ahmad Aboul Gheit to follow up on the implementation of this resolution and to submit a report in this regard to the Council at its next 157th ordinary session. (end)