UAE won’t remain idle under shadow of Iran’s threat, Gargash says


Abu Dhabi: The UAE will not remain idle under the shadow of Iran’s threat, Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, told the 4th Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate being held in the capital yesterday (Sunday).

“In recent days, we have seen Iranian-made ballistic missiles fired by Iran’s proxy Houthi militia towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh. This is a serious escalation and one that undermines Iranian claims about the defensive nature of its missile programme. The UAE will not remain idle under the shadow of such threat,” Gargash said in his keynote speech before the two-day conference organised by the Emirates Policy Centre.

 

“The targeting of Riyadh with ballistic missiles only serves to underline the severe threat that Houthi insurgency represents. We cannot stand idly while a new Hezbollah is being built with the support of Iranian ideology and money.”

Dr Gargash said this is why the new US administration’s robust commitment to addressing the Iranian challenge is extremely welcome development.

“Indeed, the UAE strongly endorses the approach towards Iran that was set out recently by President Trump.

 

Source    gulfnews.com

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