Malaysia condemns Abu Dhabi attacks


THE Foreign Affairs Ministry condemns the attack by the Iranian-backed rebels known as the Houthi movement against civilians in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on January 17, 2022.

“The attacks were an act of aggression, and those responsible should be held accountable,” the ministry said in a statement today.

It added that it rejects all forms of violence that undermine regional peace and security.

“Hostilities and violence will be detrimental to the stability and peace in the region.

“Malaysia will continue to support efforts aimed at finding an amicable and peaceful solution to the conflict in Yemen,” it said.

The attack was a result of the ongoing civil war between government forces and the rebel group in Yemen.

It involved ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and several drones, which the Houthis said were in retaliation for recent battlefield losses against Emirati-backed forces.

The conflict in Yemen has seen 377,000 people killed since 2015, with the intensity of fighting increasing over the past week.

The UN estimated that more than 10 million people have been displaced within the country, while millions have fled abroad seeking refuge.

The conflict has been described as one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history.