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To confront Houthi militia attacks, Washington renews its support for the UAE and Saudi Arabia


Washington (Reuters) – February 18, 2022. 04:35

The White House renews its commitment to support the UAE and Saudi Arabia in confronting the Houthi militia attacks

  • On Thursday, the White House reiterated its commitment to support the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in confronting attacks by the Houthi militia
  • Brett McGurk, Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, stressed during a visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh that his country is doing everything in its power to support the UAE and Saudi Arabia against missile attacks.
  • The US envoy reviewed the ongoing efforts with the diplomatic and military teams in both Abu Dhabi and Riyadh

On Thursday, the White House reiterated its commitment to support The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to counter the attacks launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia on the two countries.

National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne said that Brett McGurk, coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, stressed during a visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh this week that the United States is doing everything in its power to support UAE And Saudi Arabia against missile attacks, as well as attacks by drones, launched by Houthi militias on the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

McGurk reiterated US President Joe Biden’s commitment to supporting the UAE and Saudi Arabia in this regard.

The US envoy also reviewed the ongoing efforts with the diplomatic and military teams in both Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, to combine pressure on the Houthi militia in Yemen, and coordinated efforts led by the United Nations, to end the conflict in Yemen.

The statement stated that the US State Department’s special envoy for energy affairs, Amos Hochstein, joined McGurk to discuss a “cooperative approach” with Saudi officials to deal with potential market pressures as a result of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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